Pollinators

Micki Palmersheim

 

More people are planting gardens this spring to supplement their food supply during the Coronavirus pandemic. But what you plant makes all the difference for the long run, because so many food crops depend on pollinators to reproduce.

It’s never been really clear which plants and pollinators work best together. Now, biologists at Virginia Tech are launching a study to find out. 

Virginia Tech

 Researchers say bees are the only creatures, besides humans, that can communicate complex messages to each other. The language they use is dance. And what they’re dancing about is food, and where it’s located. A team of researchers at Virginia Tech is learning to translate what they’re saying.