Tumbling bumblebee populations linked to fungicides

ITHACA, N.Y. – When a Cornell-led team of scientists analyzed two dozen environmental factors to understand bumblebee population declines and range contractions, they expected to find stressors like changes in land use, geography or insecticides. Instead, they found a shocker: fungicides, commonly thought to have no impact. “Insecticides work; they kill insects. Fungicides have been […]

Wild bees could save the day for farms as honeybees decline

CORNELL UNIVERSITY MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICE Wild bees could save the day for farms as honeybees decline Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2013 Bryan N. Danforth, a bee expert and Professor of Entomology at Cornell University, discusses the growing importance of wild, native bees as alternative pollinators. As the non-native, domesticated honeybee (Apis mellifera) continues to show declines […]