Different species share a 'genetic toolkit' for behavioral traits, study finds
The house mouse, stickleback fish and honey bee appear to have little in common, but at the genetic level these creatures respond in strikingly similar ways to danger, researchers report. When any of these ...
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 ...
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
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
Bees get a buzz from caffeine
Scientists have today shown that caffeine improves a honeybee's memory and could help the plant recruit more bees to spread its pollen.
Study finds new way in which plants control flower production
The timing of flowering in plants is critical. It can have profound effects on flower, fruit, and seed production, and consequently agricultural yields. This process is known to depend on daylight and temperature ...
Bee populations decline as they lose favorite pollinating plants
Bee populations have declined in recent decades mainly due to a loss of biodiversity causing the disappearance of their favorite pollinating plants, according to a study published Monday.
Australian researchers show flower color evolution driven by bee preferences
Exposure to pesticides results in smaller worker bees
Exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size, according to a new study by Royal Holloway University of London.
Common crop pesticides kill honeybee larvae in the hive
Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honeybee larvae within their hives, according to Penn State and University of Florida researchers. The team also found that N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone ...