Bookmark and Share

BioScience® Current Issue

The 2014 Issue of BioScience
- Vol. 64, No. 11 -

A Forum for Integrating the Life Sciences

Publishing 12 times a year. ISSN 0006-3568.


Two honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers foraging for nectar on the garden plant Helenium (variety: Sahin's early flowerer), which blooms from late summer to autumn. The photograph was taken in Great Dixter Garden, in East Sussex. In an article in this issue, Mihail Garbuzov and Francis L. W. Ratnieks discuss lists of pollinator-friendly ornamental garden plants, which are often published in hopes of giving the public a way to help bees and other flower-visiting insects. Although such lists can be valuable, the study shows that they also have some shortcomings. For example, they often appear to be based largely on anecdotal data rather than empirical research. Photograph: Francis L. W. Ratnieks.

Read BioScience Online

BioScience can be read online from its launch in 1964, as can its predecessor, The AIBS Bulletin, which was published from 1951 to 1963. Access to AIBS members is free; nonmembers can browse open access content and purchase individual articles.

Other Services

  • Subscribe to BioScience and join AIBS
  • Sign up for table of contents email alerts

Note to Libraries

AIBS publishes BioScience for the institutional market in collaboration with Oxford University Press. Please place orders at

Bookmark and Share