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National Pollinator Week: Who are the pollinators?

Pollinators are animals and insects that carry pollen from one plant to another. Pollinators are responsible for much of our food and flowers and are responsible for the reproduction of 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat.   In order to understand pollinators, we need to know…
bubmag
June 23, 2020
Bees

Why Hawk Moths Are the Underdogs of the Pollinator World

Smithsonian Voices National Museum of Natural History June 22nd, 2020, 6:00AM / BY Abigail Eisenstadt The National Museum of Natural History’s Lepidoptera collection holds up to half of the world's species of hawk moths, important pollinators for many wild ecosystems. There are over 1450 species of hawk moths in total…
bubmag
June 22, 2020
Bees

DNB and PBL: loss of biodiversity leads to financial risks

On 18 June 2020, the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank, DNB) issued a press release on financial risks resulting from the loss of biodiversity. DNB notes that Dutch financial institutions have hundreds of billions of euros in outstanding loans on which they may be exposed to risks as a…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
Bees

Flying bubble makers could save world from starvation

A Japanese scientist successfully demonstrates that soap bubbles can be used to pollinate fruit-bearing plants Published 10:21 AM, June 18, 2020 Updated 10:21 AM, June 18, 2020 Photo from Shutterstock WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Flying robots equipped with bubble guns could one day help save our planet. That's according to…
bubmag
June 18, 2020
Bees

Soap bubbles pollinated a pear orchard without damaging delicate flowers

IMAGE: This photograph shows a chemically functionalized soap bubble on a campanula flower (Campanula persicifolia). view more  Credit: Eijiro Miyako Soap bubbles facilitated the pollination of a pear orchard by delivering pollen grains to targeted flowers, demonstrating that this whimsical technique can successfully pollinate fruit-bearing plants. The study, from the Japan…
bubmag
June 17, 2020
Bees

Honeybee lives shortened after exposure to two widely used pesticides

One cage from each of the three experimental groups in an Oregon State University honeybee study. The control cage on the far left has more live bees than the cages in which the bees were exposed to Sivanto (middle) and Transform (far right). Credit: Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu, Oregon State University.…
bubmag
June 16, 2020