News tagged with colonies

Orphan army ants join nearby colonies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Colonies of army ants, whose long columns and marauding habits are the stuff of natural-history legend, are usually antagonistic to each other, attacking soldiers from rival colonies in border ...

Nov 04, 2009 4.9 / 5 (7) 0

Bees Throw Out Mites

Honey bees are now fighting back aggressively against Varroa mites, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) efforts to develop bees with a genetic trait that allows them to more easily find the mites ...

Sep 11, 2009 4.8 / 5 (10) 3

Urban beekeeping generates buzz

Walking up to the roof of the Fairmont Hotel in Washington, D.C., is not a jaw-dropping experience. Exit the door and you are confronted with a sea of roof tiles and empty space -- there is nothing about this rooftop that ...

Aug 19, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0