For a honey bee, knowing a nestmate from an invader is critical for survival. Chemical cues from shared gut microbial communities cue them in to who is who.
yesterday • ~9 min
Tags: gut-bacteria microbiomes honey-bees featured science-and-technology
Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: genetics insects bees biology food colonies communication group-dynamics drones queen-bees information curiosity foraging nectar
Honey bees can't practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 insects immune-system bees cooperation social-distancing pollinators beekeeping pathogens honeybees behavioral-ecology
Honey bees in the most polluted parts of an Indian city were more likely to die sooner and showed clear signs of poor health.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: insects bees air-pollution india pollinators pollination honey-bees bangalore
Declines in populations of bees and other pollinators threatens crop yields of apples, cherries, and blueberries in the US, researchers say.
July 29, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: conservation bees food pollinators crops earth-and-environment
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.
July 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: insects bees bumblebees pollination urban-wildlife honeybees urban-biodiversity
Japanese researchers succeed in fertilising pears using pollen carried on a soap bubble.
June 17, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: bees pollination
Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.
June 16, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: insects bees wildlife
Bee health experts Benjamin de Bivort and James Crall discuss the murder hornet threat and other dangers facing bees.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: science-technology bees faculty-of-arts-and-sciences benjamin-de-bivort james-crall juan-siliezar department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology honeybees wild-bees asian-giant-hornet murder-hornet
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