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Agricultural ecology Complex effects of pesticides on bees -
Honeybee colonies could be compensating for the harmful effects of certain pesticides by producing more workers, at least in the short term. Some European countries banned neonicotinoid pesticides in 2013, but this remains controversial because field ...

Bees, biodiversity talk set for Dec. 3 at QUUF - Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend Leader
Learn more about these tiny, fast-flying and inconspicuous creatures in a presentation titled “Bees and Biodiversity,” sponsored by the Jefferson Land Trust Natural History Society at 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3 at Quimper Unitarian Universalist ...

Botany: Flex your culinary muscle and impress your guests with this tasty ... - Little Village

Little Village
Squash The word squash is derived from the native term “askutasquash,” which means, “eat it raw or eat it cooked.” What does a zucchini and an acorn squash have in common? Genetically speaking, everything. Pumpkins, summer squash, spaghetti squash, ...

Common Missouri Wasps and Bees

Monett - United States

This site offers lots of detailed information on wasps and bees, particularly those found in Missouri.

Bees and Wasps
United States

Covers bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. Includes information on species background and pesticide application.

Hymenoptera: Ants, Bees and Wasps

The characteristics of these insects, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.

United Kingdom

Status and conservation of 24 species.

United States

National society dedicated to studying and recording these insects, order Hymenoptera, in the UK and Ireland. Provides information on the society and its activities, with a photograph gallery.

Sawflies, Wasps, Bees and Ants: Order Hymenoptera

Photographs and information on the species found in the Brisbane area, Australia.

Common Missouri Spiders
United States

Descriptions and pictures of spiders indigenous to Missouri, USA.

Family Vespidae: Paper Wasps and Potter Wasps

Photographs and information about some species found in the Brisbane area of Queensland, Australia.

Paper Wasps, Yellowjackets and other Stinging Wasps
United States

Illustrated article on the different groups of wasps, their avoidance and control, and the medical importance of stings and their treatment. [PDF]

Solitary Bees: An Addition to Honey Bees
United States

Articles on solitary bees in North America and how to raise and use them.

Close-up View of Common Knotweed, Common Lamb's-quarters and Sheep Sorrel
United States

Photographic study by Brian Johnston of these three species, Polygonum arenastrum, Chenopodium album and Rumex acetosella.