New technique could help solve mystery of vanishing bees
Ecologists have developed a better way of rearing bee larvae in the laboratory that could help discover why honey bee populations worldwide are declining. The technique, together with details of how statistics adapted from ...
UN alarmed at huge deline in bee numbers
The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops.
Fears Asian bee is Australia's next cane toad
The aggressive and invasive Asian honey bee could become as bad a pest in Australia as the cane toad, a senator warned Wednesday, adding that the insect could threaten the country's food supply.
Australian honey proves to be a powerful anti-bacterial treatment
Honey sourced from an Australian native myrtle tree has been found to have the most powerful anti-bacterial properties of any honey in the world and could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections ...
Medicinal honey kills MRSA
Medicinal honey kills the bacteria that cause infections in wounds, such as the antibiotic-resistant MRSA. This has been ascertained by tests by Amsterdam and Wageningen researchers.
Pheromone increases foraging honey bees, leads to healthier hives
The application of a naturally occurring pheromone to honey bee test colonies increases colony growth resulting in stronger hives overall, according to a new study conducted by scientists at Oregon State University ...
Movement and threat of RNA viruses widespread in pollinator community
Penn State researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via pollen. Their research published on December ...
Bee scientists force killer mites to self destruct
The blood-sucking Varroa is the biggest killer of honey bees world-wide, having developed resistance to beekeepers medication over the past decade. It particularly thrives in cold winters when colonies ...
USDA releases 2010 honey bee colony collapse disorder progress report
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released the 2010 Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) Progress Report highlighting current research on this still mysterious disease affecting the nation's honey bees.
Sleepless honey bees miscommunicate, too, research shows
In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.
Where have all the flowers gone?
Katharina Ullmann is on a mission. "Where have all the flowers gone?" she asks.
Robots imitate honey bees for aircraft aerobatics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have developed a novel autopilot that guides aircraft through complex aerobatic manoeuvres by watching the horizon like a honey bee.
Scientists develop new DNA technique to aid crops and trees at risk from deadly 'honey fungus'
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of scientists has developed a new technique to aid crops at risk from a devastating agricultural parasite commonly known as the 'honey fungus', one of the most serious ...
Old bees' memory fades; mirrors recall of mammals
A study published Oct. 19 in the open access journal Public Library of Science (PLoS) ONE, shows that not just human memories fade. Scientists from Arizona State University and the Norwegian University of ...