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Europe’s largest bumblebee, the Endangered Bombus fragrans, is seriously threatened by the intensification of agriculture Photo: Göran Holmström ...
The researchers behind that study in PLOS ONE – Jeffery S. Pettis, Elinor M. Lichtenberg, Michael Andree, Jennie Stitzinger, Robyn Rose, Dennis vanEngelsdorp — collected pollen from hives on the east coast, including cranberry and watermelon crops, and fed it to healthy bees. Those bees had a serious decline in their ability to resist a parasite...