Pollination

Save the Whales, But Don't Forget About the Bugs

David Suzuki | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

We focus on charismatic species like whales, pandas, cedar trees and seals as poster children for conservation. But the small things that keep the biosphere going for creatures like us are probably more threatened because we ignore them. If we spend time studying them, they have much to teach us.

Why You Should Give a Buzz About Bees

David Suzuki | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Impact
David Suzuki

Bees are endlessly intriguing, and incredibly useful to us -- and not just for honey and wax. If bees disappeared, it would be difficult, if not impossible, to grow much of what we eat. The economic value of pollination services from honeybees alone is estimated at $14 billion in the U.S. and hundreds of millions in Canada.

Going to Bat for Our Flying Furry Friends

David Suzuki | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Many of the 1,200 known species of bats are in trouble. And we humans deserve much of the blame. A bat can eat more than 1,000 insects in an hour, and without the services of bats, the agave plant, from which we get tequila, might not survive. So, if you like tequila but not mosquito bites, you should view bats as your friends.

New Bees Species Named After Canadian

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada

GUELPH, Ont. - A Canadian insect expert is considered the bee's knees.University of Guelph researcher Peter Kevan is getting a new species of bee name...