Bees
Scientists create bee vaccine to fight off 'insect apocalypse'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Scientists in Finland have developed what they believe is the world's first vaccine to protect bees against disease, raising hopes for tackling the drastic decline in insect numbers which could... more
First sensor package that can ride aboard bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Farmers can already use drones to soar over huge fields and monitor temperature, humidity or crop health. But these machines need so much power to fly that they can't get very far... more
Study reveals striking decline of Vermont's bumble bees  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A new study examining 100 years of bumble bee records reveals that almost half of Vermont's species, which are vital pollinators, have either vanished or are in serious decline. more
Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Pesticide regulations designed to protect honeybees fail to account for potential health threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species that... more
Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of... more
MIT researchers develop antimicrobial peptides from South American wasp’s venom  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making... more
World's First Insect Vaccine Could Help Bees Fight Off Deadly Disease  NPR · 1 week
American foulbrood is an infectious disease that devastates honeybee hives. Scientists say they've created a vaccine for it, despite a big hurdle: Bees don't have antibodies. more
Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The venom of insects such as wasps and bees is full of compounds that can kill bacteria. Unfortunately, many of these compounds are also toxic for humans, making it impossible to use... more
Medical News Today: Honeybees may hold the secret to stem cell youth  MNT · 2 weeks
The royal jelly that honeybees make to produce new queen bees seems to contain a secret ingredient that can keep stem cells 'young' and... more
Think about bees, say researchers, as Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument Shrinks  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A year ago, President Donald Trump announced his intention to reduce the size of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, which Utah State University researchers say is... more
Think about bees say researchers as Grand-Staircase Escalante National Monument Shrinks  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The state of Utah's nickname is "The Beehive State," and the moniker couldn't be more apt, say Utah State University scientists. One out of every four... more
New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
A group of researchers has established a laboratory-based method for tracking the fertility of honey bee queens, using a laboratory set-up that... more
New laboratory system allows researchers to probe the secret lives of queen bees  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
More than a decade after the identification of colony collapse disorder, a phenomenon marked by widespread loss of honey bee colonies, scientists... more
Planting more hedgerows and trees could help bees thrive once again  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Planting more hedgerows and trees could hold the key to helping UK bees thrive once again, a new study argues. And researchers suggest artificial intelligence could... more
Searching an artificial bee colony for real-world results  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Honeybees are not only vitally important pollinators of food crops, their hunt for rich food sources has also proved to be an excellent model for optimizing numerical problems. Now, researchers from Kanazawa... more
Searching an artificial bee colony for real-world results  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The artificial bee colony (ABC) algorithm is widely applied in many fields, but it suffers from slow convergence, so its solutions perform well in exploration but poorly in exploitation. Researchers proposed a... more
Honey bees, already at risk, face a new threat from a common herbicide  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Glyphosate is the world's most widely used herbicide. Because it's considered safe for animals, it's extensively used not only in agriculture, but... more
The secret to better berries? Wild bees  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research shows wild bees are essential for producing larger and better blueberry yields - with plumper, faster-ripening berries. The study is the first to show that wild bees improve not only blueberry quantities,... more
The secret to better berries? Wild bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Want bigger, faster-growing blueberries? New research shows wild bees are an essential secret ingredient in larger and better blueberry yields—producing plumper, faster-ripening berries. more
Bee gene study sheds light on risks to hives  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. more
Gene study boosts bid to keep British bees safe from disease  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire genetic make-up. more
Virtual models provide real knowledge in the grass family  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The complex flowers of the grass family have enormous economic importance, as their pollination leads to the production of grains such as rice, wheat, and corn. Grass species are notoriously... more
Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medicine, shelter, fuel, livestock forage and other valuable... more
How do flying bees make perfect turns?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Bees adjust their speed to keep turning forces constant, new research shows. The findings can be applied to robots and autonomous vehicles. more
Capturing the frugal beauty of complex natural tessellations  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Surface tessellations are an arrangement of shapes which are tightly fitted, and form repeat patterns on a surface without overlapping. Imagine the pattern of a giraffe's fur, the shell of a tortoise... more
How do flying bees make perfect turns?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
If you've ever lost your balance standing on a bus that takes a sharp turn at speed or felt your car skid when you drive around a corner too fast, you've experienced the effects... more
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