The scientists also discovered that active infections of the deformed wing virus were higher near these commercial apiaries but no deformed wing virus was found in the bumblebees
they collected where foraging honeybees and apiaries were absent.
They discovered that two well-know 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.
The UVM scientists--including Alger and co-author Alex Burnham, a doctoral student--and other bee experts have for some years suspected that RNA viruses might move from honeybees to bumblebees
through shared flowers.
People holidaying in the north-west and islands this summer are being asked to help spot sites where one of the UK's rarest bumblebees
are still found.
Last year's weather extremes, from snowstorms to drought, led to a tough year for many of the UK's bumblebees
, conservationists have said.
comes packaged in robot mode, and the transformation to Beetle mode is just complicated enough.
At this point you, dear reader, might conclude that "Bumblebee
" is a good movie, but only for those can remember the original cartoon.
While John Cena gets a few amusing moments as well as Sector 7 Agent Burns, his driven, physically imposing character is a recurring obstacle for Charlie, Bumblebee
and their pal Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr.
is delightfully lean - it's the only film in the series to clock in under two hours - and balances aftershocks from the fall of Cybertron with Charlie's growing pains.
It's a love that still runs so deep that asking the 'Bumblebee
' screenwriter to pick her favourite Smiths songs could be considered an act of cruelty.
Steinfeld was on the show to promote the latest film in the popular "Transformers" series, "Bumblebee
," in which she stars opposite wrestling icon-turned-actor John Cena.
Pitch Perfect singing star Hailee Steinfeld finds the right gear as teenage mechanic Charlie who befriends a shapeshifting Autobot she names Bumblebee
, who acts like an eager-to-please puppy.