Meat-eating ‘vulture bees’ sport acidic guts

Journal Reference: Laura L. Figueroa, Jessica J. Maccaro, Erin Krichilsky, Douglas Yanega, Quinn S. McFrederick. Why Did the Bee Eat the Chicken? Symbiont Gain, Loss, and Retention in the Vulture Bee Microbiome. mBio, 2021; DOI: 10.1128/mBio.02317-21 Typically, bees don’t eat meat. However, a species of stingless bee in the tropics has evolved the ability to … Read more

Bees: the spreading of plant protection products authorized two hours before sunset

Bees the spreading of plant protection products authorized two hours

The government’s decision was expected after the temporary reintroduction of neonicotinoid insecticides, extremely harmful to bees, for beet cultivation. In the event of spreading, the challenge was to minimize the risks by targeting the conditions where the bees no longer forage: times during the day but also outside temperature. The Ministry of Agriculture decided by … Read more

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