(EurekAlert/Trinity College Dublin) Shea trees, an important agroforestry crop in West Africa, benefit from bees moving pollen between their flowers to produce fruit. A new study found that in sites with low tree and shrub diversity, fruit production was severely limited by a lack of pollination. In higher-diversity sites, more honey bees were observed, and other bees visited flowers in greater numbers, boosting pollination services.
(New Vision) Beekeepers in Karamoja, Lango and West Nile sub-regions are up in arms with the government over pesticides used to spray locusts, which they say have killed their bees. Last month, the government delivered 18,000 liters each of cypermethrin and chlorpyrifos pesticides to the sub-regions to spray desert locusts.