A single colony of bees can have 60,000 bees in it. Together, they can visit up to 50 million flowers each day to collect pollen and nectar. They're not called 'busy bees' for nothing!
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Urban green spaces can be a rich habitat for diverse pollinators, if they're managed properly.
Past research has shown honeybees can add, subtract and even understand 'zero'. But according to new findings, they can't tell four flowers from five in natural settings.
Are 'murder hornets' from Asia invading North America? A Japanese entomologist who's been stung by one and lived to tell the tale explains what's true about these predatory insects.
Wild bees provide many lessons. Watching and learning from them may help keep honeybees safe and thriving.
In NSW, honeybees are listed as a key threatening process to biodiversity.
Bees may provide surprising insights into the kinds of environments that are best for learning.
A swarm of honeybees can provide valuable lessons about how a group of many individuals can work together to accomplish a task, even with no one in charge. Roboticists are taking notes.
Bees innocuously buzzing 'round the birdbath may be a barometer for burgeoning bee invasions.
Honeybees are good at maths, but it was thought they could only count to four. That is, unless you present them with a task in which they are punished with a bitter-tasting drink for getting it wrong.
It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
We're left wondering whether we as humans are so very special after all – that perhaps the ability to learn mathematics could be universal.
Wild bees pollinate trees and shrubs that feed and shelter wildlife, provide flood control, prevent soil erosion and help regulate the climate.
Bee brains contain less than one million neurons. Despite this, new research shows the honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths, including addition and subtraction.
Bees need flowers to live, and we need bees to pollinate our crops. Understanding bee vision can help us better support our buzzy friends and the critical pollination services they provide.
Remote sensors allowed us to observe the in-hive activities of honeybees, which could be key to keeping bee colonies worldwide healthy.
You have to draw an ethical line somewhere so if you were vegan, would you still eat avocados?
All too often the media buzz is centred around the managed honeybee, at the expense of other wild bee species.
Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.