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Worker bees with capped brood (brown), open brood (white larva), all sorts of coloured pollen and shiny fresh nectar. Cooper Schouten

Curious Kids: how do bees make honey?

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!
The Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) has been found in Cairns. It’s just one of the introduced bees buzzing under the radar. Tobias Smith

Aussie scientists need your help keeping track of bees (please)

Bees innocuously buzzing 'round the birdbath may be a barometer for burgeoning bee invasions.
To help draw bees’ attention, flowers that are pollinated by bees have typically evolved to send very strong colour signals. Shutterstock

Our ‘bee-eye camera’ helps us support bees, grow food and protect the environment

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.

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