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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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Spider venom may save the bees

Venom from one of the world's most poisonous spiders may help save the world's honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said Wednesday.

dateJun 04, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Bee biodiversity boosts crop yields

Research from North Carolina State University shows that blueberries produce more seeds and larger berries if they are visited by more diverse bee species, allowing farmers to harvest significantly more pounds of fruit per ...

dateMay 09, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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