The queen bee in any colony has an important job: breeding. But how does this insect avoid inbreeding in her colony?
Bees could actually become addicted to pesticides.
While pesticides are a huge issue for bees, a poor diet may also be contributing to their decline. Scientists have found that a changing landscape could be contributing to the downfall of bees.
Manganese, which was once scarce in the environment, is now far more plentiful and may addle honey bees.
Researchers have found that the world's most common insecticide does not significantly harm honey bee colonies at real-world dosage levels.
Bumblebees are busy little guys. But just like humans, they forget things or mix up memories. In fact, a new study published in the journal Current Biology shows that sometimes, they have trouble juggling multiple memories.
Nicotine isn't healthy for people. It can cause a host of problems if we have too much of it. Now, though, researchers have found that the naturally occurring chemicals found in tobacco flowers and other plants may just be the right prescription for ailing bees.
Colony collapse is impacting bees across the globe, and could have major implications for honey production and crop yield. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and have found that it may just be due to stressed, younger bees.
It turns out that natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects, which could have some implications for bees. Scientists have discovered that these toxins can affect insect memory, behavior, and reproductive success.
A warming world could be bad news for honeybees. Scientists have found that the spread of an exotic bee parasite, now found worldwide, is linked to climate and not just superior competitive ability.
When it comes to honey bees, diet is all important. It turns out that honey bees fed on a natural diet of pollen are far more resistant to pesticides than those that are fed an artificial diet.
The bees you see buzzing from flower to flower may not just be pollinators; they may also be doctors. Scientists have introduced a new method to turn bees into tiny insect medics in order to deliver disease control to cherry blossoms and prevent brown rot in cherries.