Bees
Honey bee parasites, varroa mites, feed on fatty organs, not blood  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Among the many threats to honey bee colonies around the world, one stands alone: the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor. For decades, researchers assumed that varroa mites... more
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research has revealed that gardens and... more
Honey bee parasites feed on fatty organs, not blood  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Honey bee colonies around the world are at risk from a variety of threats, including pesticides, diseases, poor nutrition and habitat loss. Recent research suggests that one threat stands well... more
Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at... more
Medical News Today: What are the benefits of royal jelly?  MNT · 5 days
Royal jelly is a substance that bees produce to feed queen bee larvae. Potential benefits include wound healing and relieving the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Learn... more
Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the first time, researchers have finally found the root cause responsible for thelytoky syndrome -- which dramatically turns bees from altruistic helpers to... more
Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The reddish-brown varroa mite, a parasite of honeybees and accidentally introduced in the Big Island of Hawaii in 2007-08, is about the size of a pinhead.... more
Bee mite arrival in Hawaii causes pathogen changes in honeybee predators  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Entomologists have performed a study on the Big Island and found viruses associated with the varroa mite, a parasite of honeybees, have spilled over into the... more
Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Among the social insects, bees have developed a strong and rich social network, where busy worker bees tend to the queen, who in turn,... more
Fighting human disease with birth control ... for mosquitoes  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A newly discovered protein that is crucial for egg production in mosquitoes opens a possibility for 'mosquito birth control.' The approach might offer a way to reduce mosquito populations in... more
Study finds tiny cavities in Banksia trees are nests for native bees  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study from Curtin University has found pre-formed cavities in Banksia trees to be an important nesting home for a tiny native Western... more
Bolivian bees under threat from coca pesticides  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
High up in the Bolivian cloud forest, a woman tends to her bees, smoker in hand, working from hive to hive under a canopy of leaves to delicately gather panels of honeycomb. It's a... more
US fossil fuel exports spur growth, climate worries  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
In South Korea's largest shipyard, thousands of workers in yellow hard hats move ceaselessly between towering cranes lifting hulks of steel. They look like a hive of bees scurrying over a massive... more
Bees Can Solve Counting Tasks with Just Four Neurons, New Study Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Bees can count up to four or five items, can choose the smaller or the larger number from a group and even choose ‘zero’... more
Bees can count with small number of nerve cells in their brains, research suggests  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers. more
Bees can count with just four 'nerve cells' in their brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers. more
Bees can count with just four nerve cells in their brains  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Bees can solve seemingly clever counting tasks with very small numbers of nerve cells in their brains, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. more
We discovered more about the honeybee 'wake-up call'—and it could help save them  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Worldwide honeybee populations are in peril – and it's a dire situation for humans. Threats from climate change, toxic pesticides, and disease... more
Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Beekeepers and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle's genome by scientists. The small hive beetle (SHB) is a major parasite... more
Genome published of the small hive beetle, a major honey bee parasite  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Beekeepers and researchers will welcome the unveiling of the small hive beetle's genome by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their colleagues. The small... more
Plant biologists identify mechanism behind transition from insect to wind pollination  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists offer novel insights into why and how wind-pollinated plants have evolved from insect-pollinated ancestors, and what it might mean for a potential pollination crisis. They... more
Plant biologists identify mechanism behind transition from insect to wind pollination  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
New research by scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) offers novel insights into why and how wind-pollinated plants have evolved from insect-pollinated ancestors. more
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