Flower research shows gardens can be a feast for the eyes—and the bees
Are our favourite garden flowers attractive to hungry visitors such as bees and butterflies to feed on?
Evolutionary question answered: Ants more closely related to bees than to most wasps
(Phys.org) —Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, a team of University of California, Davis, scientists ...
Stress a key factor in causing bee colonies to fail
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behaviour changes and they stop working ...
Health of honey bees adversely impacted by selenium
Traditionally, honey bee research has focused on environmental stressors such as pesticides, pathogens and diseases. Now a research team led by entomologists at the University of California, Riverside has ...
Fear of predators drives honey bees away from good food sources
Most of us think of honey bees as having a bucolic, pastoral existence—flying from flower to flower to collect the nectar they then turn into honey. But while they're capable of defending themselves with ...
Researcher undertakes largest-ever survey of Brazil's stingless bees
The fate of stingless bees in Brazil is so important that University of Kansas researcher Chris Brown risked life and limb to survey the vital pollinators in the state of Rondônia, which borders Bolivia ...
Swedish team hope to create buzz in fight against bee deaths
Researchers in Sweden said Friday they had developed a new medicine to protect bees from diseases that kill entire populations of the insect in the US and Europe.
Model of dangerous bee disease in Jersey provides tool in fight against honeybee infections
Scientists at the University of Warwick have modelled an outbreak of the bee infection American foulbrood in Jersey, using a technique which could be applied to other honeybee diseases such as European foulbrood ...
Bees' flight secrets revealed
Honeybees uses a combination of what they feel and see to streamline their bodies and gain maximum 'fuel efficiency' during flight, a world first study has found.
Syngenta challenges EU's bee-saving pesticide ban
Swiss agrichemical giant Syngenta said on Tuesday it was taking the European Commission to court over its suspension of the use of an insecticide it blames for killing bees.
Research duo use X-rays and high speed camera to learn secrets of rapid wing beats of insects (w/ Video)
Ecologists get first bumblebees' eye view of the landscape
Ecologists have produced the most detailed picture yet of how bumblebees use the landscape thanks to DNA technology and remote sensing. The results – which come from the largest ever study of wild bumblebee ...
Biophysicists zoom in on pore-forming toxin
A new study by Rice University biophysicists offers the most comprehensive picture yet of the molecular-level action of melittin, the principal toxin in bee venom. The research could aid in the development ...
Rise in urban beekeeping may have gone too far, scientists warn
University of Sussex scientists are urging people in towns and cities keen to help the honey bee not to buy a hive but to grow bee-friendly flowers instead.