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Viruses are spilling over from managed honey bees to wild bumble bees

If you are a concerned environmentalist, or even a food-lover (bees produce every three bites of food you eat), you might have considered becoming a beekeeper to help "save the bees". For most, "bees" conjure up an image of a striped yellow and black insect,... click to read more

  • Samantha A. Alger | Assistant Research Professor at Biology Department, University of Vermont, Marsh Life Sciences, Burlington, VT, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 13, 2020
The berries and the bees: wild bees do it better

Even though that there are more than 20,000 species of bees worldwide, the word "bee" often invokes images of a hive-dwelling, golden-liquid-generating insect. Although honey bees have been stealing the spotlight for quite some time, most bee species are wild, unmanaged, and do not produce... click to read more

  • Gail MacInnis | PhD student at Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 22, 2019