Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
Study finds bumblebees able to fly as high as Mount Everest
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)
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Gene regulation underlies the evolution of social complexity in bees
Explaining the evolution of insect society, with sterile society members displaying extreme levels of altruism, has long been a major scientific challenge, dating back to Charles Darwin's day. A new genomic ...
Bumblebees use nicotine to fight off parasites
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL), gave bumblebees the option to choose between a sugar solution with nicotine in it and one without. ...
Popular pesticide hurts wild bees in major field study
A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.
Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone
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.