A sloppy but efficient pollinator
This blog post on Scottish Pollinators (10 June 2022) compares the pollinating ability of honey bees versus other bee species.
B-lines Scotland – is there a B-line near you?
Buglife have created over 50 pollinator hotspots along the B-lines route, and more are planned. Check out the activity going on in Scotland. Is there anything happening near you? Look at the B-lines map to see where more needs doing. This article in The Conversation (12 May 2022), explores ‘Bee [...]
This post in Scottish Pollinators (11 January 2022) shares the fascinating story of vulture bees from the tropics, and considers some surprising dietary choices across more familiar species.
Giant bees, extinction, and rediscovery
This Scottish Pollinators post ‘Quietly riding off into the sunset’ (14 October 2021) explores the rediscovery of a giant bee species. Species rarity, rediscovery and extinction is discussed, in the context of biodiversity, habitat and climate change.
This post in scottishpollinators (7 October 2021) explores the fascinating world of viruses within honeybee colonies. There are also potential impacts on other pollinators.