You shall not pass.
Scaptotrigona workers defend the entrance to their nest.
New research shows stingless bees will assassinate their queen if she makes the wrong royal match.
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Exposure to neonicotinoids could lead to fewer bumblebee colonies, less pollination, and ultimately to population extinctions.
Hang on, the bees are back.
A species of bee declared extinct in the UK almost 30 years ago is flying again – thanks in part to the efforts of farmers…
A queen bee tended by her workers … but take away her pheromones and they start to act strangely.
Much like people, insect colonies like to know if her majesty is at home. In the ants, bees, wasps and termites (the “big four” of the social insect world), the queen has long been suspected of using special…
Queen bees have been found to display honesty signals about their reproductive status and quality. The new research by the…