They discovered that two well-known RNA viruses found in honeybees - deformed wing virus and black queen cell virus - were higher in bumblebees
collected less than 300 meters from commercial beehives.
Several of the viruses associated with bumblebees
' trouble are moving from managed bees in apiaries to nearby populations of wild bumblebees
-- "and we show this spillover is likely occurring through flowers that both kinds of bees share," says Samantha Alger, a scientist at the University of Vermont who led the new research.
They discovered that two well-known RNA viruses found in honeybees--a deformed wing virus and a black queen cell virus--were higher in bumblebees
collected less than 300 metres from commercial beehives.
SCARCE: The great yellow bumblebee
has become a rare sight in the UK but there are still pockets of the insect in the Highlands and Islands
The early bumblebee
had its worst year since 2012, while species commonly seen in people's backyards all had poor years.
The toy comes in your usual Studio Series window box packaging, with art on the side of Bumblebee
with his 1980s boom box.
Think "E.T." Think of "Short Circuit" but with far more advanced tech, with a bit of Herbie thrown in the mix, and you'll get the feel of Bumblebee
. It's refreshing in its simplicity.
and Charlie's relationship is at the heart of the story, but each character also gets their own respective arcs and emotional goals.
She christens him Bumblebee
and agrees to keep her mechanised pal safe, aided by smitten neighbour Memo (Jorge Lendeborg).
Left to right: Bumblebee
and Hailee Steinfeld as Charlie in BUMBLEBEE
, from Paramount Pictures.
1 / 2 Above: Hailee Steinfeld stars in "Bumblebee
," the latest film in the "Transformers" series.
(PG) HHH HH THE Hollywood machine has retooled the Transformers franchise for a sleeker, quicker and more enjoyable ride in this character-driven prequel set in 1987.