What a bee-free diet might look like.
Neonicotinoids, toxic to bees and other insects, are spreading to farms through direct seed treatments—a factor that's gone unmeasured until now.
To survey for pollinator foraging areas, researchers could tramp around and record what they find. Or a hive of bees could do the legwork for them.
New software allows researchers to model life inside a bee colony more efficiently, which could help prevent economic catastrophe.