New research shows bees see a blue halo around flowers thanks to nanostructures on its petals.
Urban bees deal with what's known as "habitat patches," discontinuous patches of green like gardens, parks and ravines. Green roofs could offer relief to bees dealing with habitat fragmentation.
New research shows stingless bees will assassinate their queen if she makes the wrong royal match.
Bees sting other animals, including humans, when they think there might be a threat to their hive. But Evie, age 8, wonders if bees ever accidentally sting other bees.
Bees and home security cameras use the same complex techniques to monitor their environments.
Exposure to neonicotinoids could lead to fewer bumblebee colonies, less pollination, and ultimately to population extinctions.
Garden pollinators can turn their noses up at the flowers human eyes find most beautiful.
Here's how to take the sting out of these harmful pesticides.
Extra "eyes" on top of bee heads help them see colours the same way under all light conditions. And it's an approach that could help us design better cameras.
Beekeeping cannot depend on a single forage source. This makes the business of ensuring bees have what they need to stay healthy a precarious business.
It's a decade since US beekeepers first noticed that their bees were mysteriously dying. Now we know much more about Colony Collapse Disorder, raising hopes that we can turn bees' fortunes around.
Small animals are the fabric of the world around us. Without them everything would crumble.
Every new batch of bees needs the equivalent of eight hectares of lavender fields to prosper.
They shoot, they score ... if there's a sugary reward at the end of it.
Collecting pollen takes a surprising amount of teamwork.
Planet Earth's bears have nothing on these critters.
Insects developed technology long before we did, so perhaps they can show us how to use it without damaging the planet.
Whether you live in an urban apartment or a rural homestead, your outdoor area is more than just a private space. It's a thriving ecosystem.
Hoverflies have evolved to trick predators into thinking they have a sting in the tail – but the predators have fought back.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.