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How honey bees stay cool

Honey bees, especially the young, are highly sensitive to temperature and to protect developing bees, adults work together to maintain temperatures within a narrow range. Recently published research led by Philip T. Starks, ...

dateJul 23, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists flying to the rescue of bees

A world without bees? Don't even consider it! Of course we would miss the products of the hive, such as honey, pollen and beeswax.  But most of all, these super-pollinators are essential to agriculture.  In terms of tonnage, ...

dateJul 17, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship. Some bees and plants are very closely matched, with bee tongue sized to the flower depth. Other bee species are ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Ecology
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