what is going on with bees?
Keystone Species: species on which other species depend, and whose removal has a dramatic impact on the community.
Community: a group of interacting populations of different species living together in the same area.
Pollination: the transfer of pollen from male to female plant structures so that fertilization can occur.
Pollen: small, thick walled plant structures that contain cells that will develop into sperm.
Nectar: sugary bait to attract pollinators
Stamen: the male reproductive structure of a flower, made of a filament and an anther.
Pistil: the female reproductive structure of a flower, made up of a stigma, style, and ovary.
Seed: the embryo of a plant,together with a startling supply of food, all encased in a protective covering.
Bees are moved around the country for crop pollination
colony collapse disorder causes
Neonicotinoids are a class of neuro-active insecticides chemically similar to nicotine. In the 1980s Shell and in the 1990s Bayer started work on their development.
Types of neonicotinoids
Effects on people:
city bee keeping
bee venom biology
Bee-Friendly Garden Flowers