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. ...
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.
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.
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% ...
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 ...
Hive calculations yield better homes for migrating bees
Have you ever danced for joy when you found a great place to live? How about performing that dance to persuade the rest of the family you should move there?
Tenth of wild bee species risk extinction in Europe
Nearly 10 percent of some 2,000 species of European wild bees are threatened with extinction, according to a study published Thursday.