Topic: Bees

Protecting Pollinators: UT Researchers Buzzing About Bees

May 19, 2015
Native bee (Andrena sp.) on coneflower (Insects Unlocked)

On May 19, President Barack Obama announced new steps to protect pollinators, bees in particular. Researchers on the Forty Acres, meanwhile, haveĀ been studying bees and protecting pollinations. Here's a quick look at some of the bee-related projects on which Longhorns are working.

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Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Dec. 24, 2012

Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows.

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Inside the science: Building the "insominator"

Dec. 21, 2010
A close-up of the insominator, the device that keeps bees awake.

The Further Findings research blog reveals how the magnetic machine dubbed the "insominator" keeps sleeping honey bees awake.

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