Botanists have found disturbance can increase pollination and seed set for an Arum on Mallorca. So why isn’t that good news for the plant?
As temperatures rise, the life span of a crucial pollinator diminishes to the extent it may not be able to do its job.
Bees may be using their sense of smell to detect and avoid stressed plants.
A study of the bees of Toronto aimed to uncover what factors help or hinder urban pollinators.
An Australian team has been studying how to best grow vegetables by experimenting with pak choi in urban gardens. They found that canopy cover and garden richness, rather than pollinator visits are the key factors in improving yield.
This study is the first to demonstrate pollen limitation in a mass-flowering tree.
By timing their visits to twilight, just as nocturnal flowers are opening, some bees can grab most of Pseudobombax longiflorum‘s pollen.
A rare plant found on Thailand’s highest mountain courts an unusual pollinator.
Both Van Gogh and Nature like to use sulphur-derived pigments for flowers, but what happens when there’s not enough sulphur?
Surely once insects have brought pollen to a flower, then plant-plant interaction is over? Not so, says Gerardo Arceo-Gómez, who argues that heterospecific (or other plants’) pollen arriving in a flower might affect plant diversity.
Studying how bees perceive flowers gives insight into how pollinators have influenced flower evolution.
Some people fixate on honey bees as essential for pollination. Reality is more complicated. For one species, honey bee visits actively harm its chances of pollinating a partner.
The damage caused by sub-lethal pesticides to pollinators may show up first in plants, not bees.
How does drought influence floral traits of Sinapis arvensis and how does this affect visitation by bumblebee pollinators?