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.
Bees might not be able to survive inside a person's eye, but they can be drawn to disgusting food sources.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
The mouse who tidied the shed he lives in fascinated human viewers, but cleanliness isn't a virtue unique to humans.
Digital innovations have the potential to empower farmers and revolutionise agriculture, but many could also lock them in to unsustainable methods.
A bee the size of a human thumb was first described in Victorian times, but hadn't been seen since 1981. That is, until four biologists teamed up on a trek to Indonesia's North Molucca islands.
For human planting to support bee diversity, we need to know which flowers the insects want to visit.
The six food trends likely to be front and centre in 2019.
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.
Bee colonies are threatened by a mite. However, a different mite has been evaluated for its potential to address this threat.
Evidence-based advice from experts on how to make your garden a friendly environment for pollinators.
Remote sensors allowed us to observe the in-hive activities of honeybees, which could be key to keeping bee colonies worldwide healthy.
All too often the media buzz is centred around the managed honeybee, at the expense of other wild bee species.
Honey might be synonymous with bees, but they're not the only insects that come up with the goods.
Australia's largest honey producer has been accused of selling fake honey. But what is fake honey – and why has it only been found now?
There is indeed merit to using beehives to keep elephants from eating and destroying crops.
Pollination by commercially raised bees is important to a variety of crops but none more than California almonds. In turn, beekeepers depend on them.
Bees and wasps can recognise people's faces – despite having less than one million brain cells, compared to 86,000 million brain cells that make up a human brain.
Australia's distinctive native plants give our honey a distinctive stamp. Welcome to melissopalynology: the study of pollen.