Posts Tagged: wild bees
Congratulations to doctoral student and pollination ecologist Maureen Page of the Neal Williams lab, UC Davis Department of Entomology and Nematology! She's the recipient of a prestigious three-year fellowship, a National Defense Science and Engineering...
UC Davis doctoral student and pollination ecologist Maureen Page has received prestigious three-year fellowship, a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, funded by the Department of Defense.
Our nation's wild bees--which include bumble bees, squash bees and leafcutter bees--are in trouble. A newly published study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals just how much trouble. (See research paper) Wild bee populations...
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A yellow-faced bumble bee, Bombus vosnesenskii, foraging on wild blackberry blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Leafcutter bees pollinate alfalfa, carrots, other vegetables and some fruits. This one is foraging on a rock purslane. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
This map shows the decline of wild bees in the United States. (University of Vermont)
Scientists have long been studying alternative pollinators, especially with the decline of the honey bee...