• Declining Flower Diversity - part of a complex picture of pollinator loss ...Recently posted on Bee Culture, "CATCH THE BUZZ – WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE: COMPLEXITY & WORLDWIDE BEE DECLINES" is maybe the best overview of the issues facing pollinators written in the past few years.  The author discusses each of the major causes implicated in pollinator declines worldwide - "For example, in a recent review in Science magazine, Goulson et al. (2015) points to several, interacting factors: availability of food and nest resources, exposure to agrochemicals, incidence of antagonists (i.e., disease, parasites and invasive species), and climate change."  Please click 'view more' below and then click here to read the full article.
    Posted Jan 26, 2016, 1:38 PM by Mike Stamper
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Equadorian Beekeepers help with the harvest...

Pollinators - Diversity Abounds!

   Our world's pollinators are diverse in form and behavior.  Pollinators often form strong symbiotic connections to particular flowering plants. When we think about pollination, invertebrates like bees and butterflies most commonly come to mind, but vertebrates like bats and hummingbirds play important roles as well.

A day with new queens...