Low winter mortality in Dutch bee colonies for the third year in a row
Again last winter, Dutch beekeepers lost few bee colonies: about 10%. This means that the winter mortality, which is measured in early April, has been around 10% for three years in a row (13%, 9% and 10% ...
Bumblebees differentiate flower types when arranged horizontally but not vertically
Bumblebees trained to go to feeders labeled with a certain color or pattern cue but avoid differently labeled alternative feeders did so when feeders were arranged horizontally but didn't when arranged vertically. ...
Bee brains challenge view that larger brains are superior at understanding conceptual relationships
Poor nutrition for honey bee larvae compromises pollination capabilities as adults
A new study by Heather Mattila, a leading honey bee ecologist and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College, published on April 8 in PLOS ONE, reveals that inadequate access to pollen ...
Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest
How bees decide what to be: Researchers link reversible 'epigenetic' marks to behavior patterns
Johns Hopkins scientists report what is believed to be the first evidence that complex, reversible behavioral patterns in bees – and presumably other animals – are linked to reversible chemical tags on ...
Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections
Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to researchers at Penn State and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, researchers discover
Flowers' methods of communicating are at least as sophisticated as any devised by an advertising agency, according to a new study, published today in Science Express by researchers from the University of Bri ...
Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
Manganese speeds up honey bees
Asked to name one way people have changed the environment, many people would probably say "global warming." But that's really just the start of it.
Study shows bees use visual rate of expansion of ground for perfect landings
Research duo use X-rays and high speed camera to learn secrets of rapid wing beats of insects (w/ Video)
Researchers find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
Researchers confirm that neonicotinoid insecticides impair bee's brains
Research at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee has confirmed that levels of neonicotinoid insecticides accepted to exist in agriculture cause both impairment of bumblebees' brain cells and subsequent ...