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Beware of sleeping queens underfoot this spring
Scientists at Queen Mary University of London have discovered a never before reported behaviour of queen bumblebees. (2019-03-20)
Honey bee colonies more successful by foraging on non-crop fields
Honey bee colonies foraging on land with a strong cover of clover species and alfalfa do more than three times as well than if they are put next to crop fields of sunflowers or canola, according to a study just published in Scientific Reports by an Agricultural Research Service scientist and his colleagues. (2019-03-20)
Researchers: Pesticides influence ground-nesting bee development and longevity
Results from a new study suggest that bees might be exposed to pesticides in more ways than we thought, and it could impact their development significantly. (2019-03-13)
Pollinators need people
A global study has concluded that people are essential to conserving the pollinators that maintain and protect biodiversity, agriculture and habitat. (2019-03-11)
Honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities
Honey from urban bees can tell us how clean a city is and help pinpoint the sources of environmental pollutants such as lead, new University of British Columbia research has found. (2019-03-11)
Insects in decline: On farmland, latecomers lose out
Wild bees in Europe are in trouble -- more than 50 percent of local species are now classified as endangered. (2019-03-07)
Impact of urbanization on wild bees underestimated
Wild bees are indispensable pollinators, supporting both agricultural productivity and the diversity of flowering plants worldwide. (2019-03-06)
Improved regulation needed as pesticides found to affect genes in bees
Scientists are urging for improved regulation on pesticides after finding that they affect genes in bumblebees, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London in collaboration with Imperial College London. (2019-03-06)
How the humble marigold outsmarts a devastating tomato pest
Researchers from Newcastle University's School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, carried out a study to prove what gardeners around the world have known for generations -- marigolds repel tomato whiteflies. (2019-03-01)
Earning a bee's wings
When a honey bee turns 21 days old, she leaves the nest to look for pollen and nectar. (2019-02-26)
Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes
For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. (2019-02-22)
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. (2019-02-20)
Biologists identify honeybee 'clean' genes known for improving survival
The key to breeding disease-resistant honeybees could lie in a group of genes -- known for controlling hygienic behaviour -- that enable colonies to limit the spread of harmful mites and bacteria, according to genomics research conducted at York University. (2019-02-15)
DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors
Researchers have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. (2019-02-08)
How bees stay cool on hot summer days
Harvard researchers have developed a framework that explains how bees use environmental signals to collectively cluster and continuously ventilate the hive. (2019-02-08)
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, as reported by an international team of researchers. (2019-02-07)
Where do the best strawberries grow?
Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other insects. (2019-02-04)
Dung beetles navigate better under a full moon
Of all nocturnal animals, only dung beetles can hold their course using polarized moonlight. (2019-02-04)
Culprit found for honeybee deaths in California almond groves
'Fungicides, often needed for crop protection, are routinely used during almond bloom, but in many cases growers were also adding insecticides to the mix. (2019-02-04)
ARS microscopy research helps unravel the workings of a major honey bee pest
ARS research reverses decades of scientific dogma regarding how a major honey bee pest -- Varroa destructor mites -- feeds on honey bees. (2019-01-30)
Study shows dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that the relationship between the Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees, has been misunderstood. (2019-01-29)
From nurses to conquerors: this single gene turns bees into social parasites
A small change in the genetic makeup of the South African Cape bee turns the socially organised animal into a fighting parasite. (2019-01-22)
Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production
Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee species than orchards surrounded by natural habitats, according to a new Cornell University-led study, published in the journal Science. (2019-01-17)
Bee surveys in newest US national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere
Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze these trends? (2019-01-17)
Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood
Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. (2019-01-14)
Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees
For the first time, a group led by Denise Aumer and Eckart Stolle, at the Martin-Luther-Universit├Ąt Halle-Wittenberg's Institute of Biology, have finally found the root cause responsible for thelytoky syndrome--which dramatically turns bees from altruistic helpers to selfish mercenaries. (2019-01-08)
Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators
A team led by entomologists at the University of California, Riverside, performed a study on the Big Island and found viruses associated with the varroa mite, a parasite of honeybees, have spilled over into the western yellowjacket, a honeybee predator and honey raider. (2019-01-08)
Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains
Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. (2018-12-21)
Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite
Beekeepers and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle's genome by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues. (2018-12-20)
Researchers create first sensor package that can ride aboard bees
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. (2018-12-12)
Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies
Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species from bumblebees to solitary bees, which are probably more important for pollination of food crops than managed honeybees. (2018-12-11)
Smelling the forest not the trees: Why animals are better at sniffing complex smells
Animals are much better at smelling a complex 'soup' of odorants rather than a single pure ingredient, a new study by the University of Sussex has revealed. (2018-12-10)
Think about bees say researchers as Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument Shrinks
A year ago, President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the size of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which Utah State University researchers say is a hotspot for bee biodiversity. (2018-12-04)
New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees
A group of researchers at the University of Illinois has established a laboratory-based method for tracking the fertility of honey bee queens, using a laboratory set-up that would mimic the key aspects of the hive environment and allow detection of egg-laying by honey bee queens living with small groups of worker bees. (2018-12-03)
Searching an artificial bee colony for real-world results
The artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is widely applied in many fields, but it suffers from slow convergence, so its solutions perform well in exploration but poorly in exploitation. (2018-11-30)
Trees for bees
Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new study argues. (2018-11-30)
The secret to better berries? Wild bees
New research shows wild bees are essential for producing larger and better blueberry yields - with plumper, faster-ripening berries. (2018-11-28)
Gene study boosts bid to keep British bees safe from disease
Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research from the University of Edinburgh that maps their entire genetic make-up. (2018-11-26)
How do flying bees make perfect turns?
Bees adjust their speed to keep turning forces constant, new research from the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland shows. (2018-11-21)
A buzz-worthy surprise during the total solar eclipse
Previous research conducted on bee behavior notes that bees commonly fly slower at dusk and return to their colonies at night. (2018-11-08)
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