In southwest China bee populations have become so rare that fruit plantations are no longer being pollinated as they should. Farmers are now doing it themselves — with sticks and feathers.
Wasps are aggressive and useless, people believe. But wasps are just as important as bees for pollinating our crops, say scientists. They're calling for a public relations campaign to overhaul wasps' bad image.
Glyphosate, the world's most widely used weed killer, has caused concerns over its potential risk to human health and the environment for decades. Now, new research shows that glyphosate may be indirectly killing bees.
Every seventh jar of honey opened daily around the globe is fake honey. As global demand for the sweet stuff grows, bees are producing less as a result of pollution, thus driving up prices and attracting honey fakers.
Starting to feel your nose twitch? Hayfever sufferers will notice quicker than most when pollen season starts, but that doesn't mean everyone else shouldn't learn a thing or two about this remarkable process of nature.
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