Bees
Honeybees' waggle dance no longer useful in some cultivated landscapes  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
For bees and other social insects, being able to exchange information is vital for the success of their colony. One way honeybees do this is through their waggle... more
World's biggest bee found  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Lost to science for decades and thought perhaps extinct, Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) has been rediscovered in an Indonesian rainforest. more
The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years  SCIENCE-NEWS · 1 day
Researchers rediscovered the world’s largest bee living in the forests of an island of Indonesia. more
World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades  NPR · 1 day
The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic... more
'Flying bulldog': world's largest bee refound  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The world's largest bee—a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb—has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years, researchers said Thursday. more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research revealed that foreign honey bees often account for more than 90 percent of pollinators observed visiting flowers in San Diego, considered a global biodiversity hotspot. The non-native bees have established... more
City bees' favourite flowers, according to our DNA tracking experiment  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
As cities get bigger and cover more land, the need to make space for wildlife – including insects – in urban areas has become more pressing. Research has... more
Foreign bees monopolize prize resources in biodiversity hotspot  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Hike around the natural habitats of San Diego County and it becomes abundantly clear that honey bees, foreign to the area, are everywhere. In a study published last year, researchers at the... more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Most plant species on earth are reliant on insects for pollination, including more than 30% of the food crops we eat. With insects facing rapid global decline, it is crucial that scientists understand which insects are important pollinators... more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  nanowerk · 1 week
A pollination biologist is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack of a universal method to track. more
Tracking pollen with quantum dots  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A pollination biologist from Stellenbosch University in South Africa is using quantum dots to track the fate of individual pollen grains. This is breaking new ground in a field of research that has been hampered by the lack... more
Bavarians in record push for 'save the bees' vote  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A record 1.75 million Bavarians signed a petition to seek a referendum to "save the bees," a move that could have huge consequences for the German farming industry and environmental... more
Honeybees forage more successfully without the "dance language" in challenging environments  Science Magazine · 1 week
Honeybees use the waggle dance to share information about food-site locations with nestmates. However, the importance of this behavior in colony foraging success remains unclear. We... more
Diverse scents of woodland star wildflowers driven by coevolution with pollinators  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A study of woodland star wildflowers in the western United States has found remarkable diversity in the scent compounds produced by their flowers. Every species of... more
World seeing 'catastrophic collapse' of insects: study  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Nearly half of all insect species worldwide are in rapid decline and a third could disappear altogether, according to a study warning of dire consequences for crop pollination and natural food chains. more
DNA-methods reveal the web of life  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Modern DNA-based methods provide entirely new insight into the interaction between different species in nature. Researchers can finally reveal the details of who is eating whom, who pollinates what flower and who lives on whose skin... more
How bees stay cool on hot summer days  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a framework that explains how bees use environmental signals to collectively cluster and continuously ventilate the hive. more
DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This newly developed eDNA method holds a vast potential for documenting unknown insect-plant interactions,... more
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, researchers report. more
Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's genetic structure, which, in turn, can constrain how they respond to environmental change, as reported by an international team of... more
Bees can do basic arithmetic  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers set out to test whether bees could do math, building on a groundbreaking finding that bees understand the concept of zero. The new study shows bees can be taught to recognize colors as symbolic representations for addition... more
Numerical cognition in honeybees enables addition and subtraction  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Many animals understand numbers at a basic level for use in essential tasks such as foraging, shoaling, and resource management. However, complex arithmetic operations, such as addition and subtraction, using symbols and/or... more
Bees have brains for basic math, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have found bees can do basic mathematics, in a discovery that expands our understanding of the relationship between brain size and brain power. more
How bees stay cool on hot summer days  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
If you've ever walked past a bees nest on a hot summer day, you've probably been too focused on avoiding getting stung, rather than stopping to wonder how all those bees stay... more
Shutdown aside, Joshua trees live an odd life  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Growing only in the U.S. Southwest, wild Joshua trees evolved a rare, fussy pollination scheme. more
Our 'bee-eye camera' helps us support bees, grow food and protect the environment  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Walking through our gardens in Australia, we may not realise that buzzing around us is one of our greatest natural resources. Bees... more
Where do the best strawberries grow?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other flower-visiting insects. Because of their supply of flowering plants and opportunities for nesting, hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators. A team from... more
Combinations of certain insecticides turn out to be lethal for honeybees  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
It's about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will... more
Where do the best strawberries grow?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Agricultural production benefits enormously from flower-visiting bees and other insects. Hedgerows and the edges of forests represent important habitats for pollinators. Scientists have investigated whether hedgerows and their proximity to forests might affect the pollination of... more
Culprit found for honeybee deaths in California almond groves  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
'Fungicides, often needed for crop protection, are routinely used during almond bloom, but in many cases growers were also adding insecticides to the mix. Our research shows that some combinations... more
Culprit found for honeybee deaths in California almond groves  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
It's about time for the annual mass migration of honeybees to California, and new research is helping lower the chances the pollinators and their offspring will die while they're visiting... more
Butterflies thrive in grasslands surrounded by forest  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
For pollinating butterflies, it is more important to be close to forests than to agricultural fields, according to a study of 32,000 butterflies by researchers at Linköping University and the Swedish University of Agricultural... more
Butterflies thrive in grasslands surrounded by forest  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For pollinating butterflies, it is more important to be close to forests than to agricultural fields, according to a study of 32,000 butterflies by researchers in Sweden. The results provide important knowledge about how... more
3,400 New UK Space Jobs Created  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
The UK’s space sector has seen significant growth in income, exports and employment with total income now standing at £14.8 billion, Science Minister Chris... more
State governments are key to solve pollinator health crisis, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Insect pollinators are vital to the existence of almost 90 percent of the world's flowering plants, including a large portion of food products. Blueberries and cherries,... more
To solve pollinator health crisis, state governments are key  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For the first time, researchers have catalogued every pollinator protection policy enacted by state governments from 2000-2017. The resulting database of information allows everyone from legislators to the general public... more
To solve pollinator health crisis, state governments are key, study finds  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Insect pollinators are vital to the existence of almost 90 percent of the world's flowering plants, including a large portion of food products. Blueberries and cherries,... more
Prairie strips transform farmland conservation  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Modern agriculture's outputs can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil, nutrients, groundwater, pollinators, wildlife diversity, and habitat (among other things) can be lost when crop yields... more
What smart bees can teach humans about collective intelligence  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
When it comes to making decisions, most of us are influenced to some degree by other people, whether that's choosing a restaurant or a political candidate. We want to know... more
Using artificial intelligence to save bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A beekeeper teamed up with the Signal Processing Laboratory 5 and a group of EPFL students to develop an app that counts the number of Varroa mites in beehives. This parasite is one of the two... more
Dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have found that the relationship between the Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees, has been misunderstood. The study challenges the long-held belief that the parasitic Varroa mite transmits the... more
Mobile-phone microscope detects the 'silent killer' of honey bees  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Bees are among the most important species responsible for pollinating about one-third of the world's food supply, with their contribution in the United States alone valued at $15-20 billion each... more
Prairie strips transform farmland conservation  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Modern agriculture's large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and also in non-market costs, known as externalities. Soil,... more
Study shows dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that the relationship between the tissue-sucking Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees, has most likely been misunderstood. more
World's biggest bee found
SCIENCE DAILY
The world’s largest bee has been rediscovered after 38 years
SCIENCE-NEWS
Tracking pollen with quantum dots
SCIENCE DAILY
Watch this shy plant engage in some ‘self-love’ when it can’t find any pollinators
Science Magazine
Our 'bee-eye camera' helps us support bees, grow food and protect the environment
PHYS.ORG
What smart bees can teach humans about collective intelligence
PHYS.ORG
Using artificial intelligence to save bees
PHYS.ORG
Bees can learn the difference between European and Australian Indigenous art styles in a single afternoon
PHYS.ORG
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