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.

Chelsea Cook, Assistant Professor in Biology, Marquette University • conversation
Oct. 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: genetics insects bees biology food colonies communication group-dynamics drones queen-bees information curiosity foraging nectar

Spring signals female bees to lay the next generation of pollinators

One bee may lay thousands of offspring in late spring. Give her room to build a nest and manage her reproductive duties.

Lila Westreich, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Environment and Forest Sciences, University of Washington • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  bumblebees  spring  honey-bees  queen-bees  native-bees

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