Content Tagged with: bees

Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about bees

World Bee Day is May 20. To mark the occasion, we gathered some of UC Riverside’s top bee experts to answer questions submitted on our Instagram page. The response created, for lack of a better term, quite a buzz! We got so many questions — hundreds — that we could...

Does urbanization homogenize regional biodiversity in native bees?

First survey of California’s bees in 50 years will look for effects of habitat destruction

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Study finds natural fires help native bees, improve food security

Native bees that boost food crops are in decline but changing fire management policies could help them. Most flowering plant farms employ honeybees, a non-native species originally imported from Europe and managed by beekeepers. However, research shows that farms surrounded by natural bee habitat have higher crop yields. UC Riverside...

Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator

Just like us, the humble sweat bee has a daily routine

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Superbloom? If you say so

Superbloom is a term concocted by the media, but this year’s wildflowers are still spectacular, especially for the creatures that depend on them

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Newly identified bacteria may help bees nourish their young

UCR researchers have identified three bacteria that may help prevent spoilage of the pollen that wild bees provision for their offspring

By Sarah Nightingale | | Science / Technology