From New York to Tokyo, Melbourne to Venice – honeybee hives have revealed the unique genetic signatures of cities, even providing insights into human health.
The waggle dance is performed by forager bees to convey important information about food sources.
A honeybee is performing the waggle dance in the center of this photo to communicate the location of a rich nectar source to its nestmates.
Honeybees possess one of the most complex examples of nonhuman communication. New research suggests that it is learned and culturally passed down from older to younger bees.
Bird boxes and insect homes built into wall design.
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Our lives are intertwined with animals, insects and birds – we should consider them more when we design our cities.
James Dorey, Flinders University
New research provides insights into the evolution and ecology of Australian bees. The capricious masked bee employs female nest guards in a cooperative social structure. Meanwhile, fussy feeders abound.
Bees and other pollinators are key to food production, but they’re hard to keep an eye on. Now, AI software is helping track these essential farm workers.
A new vaccine promises better protection against a virulent honeybee infection.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
A vaccine for bees may evoke images of teeny hypodermic needles, but this product works in a sophisticated way that reflects the social structure of honeybee colonies.
Honeybees are vital pollinators.
The report results could help explain honeybee colony deaths.
Bees that can adapt to the changing climate around us offer hope for more research and better policy and conservation efforts.
Seventy-two per cent of native bumblebee species in North America are cutting their winter hibernation short by timing their emergence to earlier spring onsets.
Bees look for water on an outdoor tap in Berlin, Germany during a hot spell, June 19, 2022.
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Honey bees, wild and native bees face threats from parasites, pesticides and habitat loss. Shorter winters, more extreme weather and more habitat destruction won’t help.
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Recent studies suggest that the mind of a bee is far more sophisticated than once believed.
Researchers have found that honeybees are effective blueberry pollinators.
Dr Keanu Martin
Honey bees have what it takes to pollinate blueberries, boosting the quality and quantity of the popular fruit.
Turner was the first scientist to prove certain insects could remember, learn and feel.
Courtesy of Charles I. Abramson
The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
Studying bee sperm is difficult because of the way it coils, but fluorescent light illuminates the head of the sperm. Sperm quality may indicate stress levels in the bee colony.
Many people can’t get by without the buzz from their daily coffee habit.
African bees trying to block beetles from damaging the hive end up inadvertently feeding them.
Chamanti Laing, Social Insects Research Group
Small hive beetles are the only species known to trick worker bees into feeding them essential food for the bee colony’s own survival and reproduction.
The varroa mite’s arrival in Australia was only a matter of time. We could benefit from one pest fighting another.
A section of the Cederberg rock painting, digitally enhanced to emphasise red-ochreous colours.
© Neil Rusch
Sometimes archaeologists can “hear” the ancient past using acoustic methods.
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Miles of bee highways are being linked up around the UK.
Miles of bee-friendly ‘highways’ are being linked up around the UK.