Try to imagine a few hundred bees. Now imagine a swarm of thousands. That's exactly what police officers and beekeepers had to deal with on Monday afternoon in the heart of New York City after a swarm took over part of a tree.
Scientists have found that bumblebees can tell the difference between safe and dangerous environments, and are attracted to land on flowers that are popular with other bees when exposed to perilous situations.
Honey bees in Tasmania, Australia, are being fitted with tiny radio sensors in an attempt to better understand the insect’s behavior and increase productivity on farms.
Pesticides may be able to fend off irritating insects, but they can also impact helpful ones--like bumblebees. Now, scientists have discovered that exposure to a widely used pesticide causes worker bumblebees to grow less and then hatch out at a smaller size.
Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere.
Scientists have made a surprising discovery when it comes to a certain insect. They've teased out how the molecular switch for sex gradually and adaptively evolved in the honeybee.
A Lund University research team has made an astounding discovery – bees have a battery of healthy bacteria in their honey stomach that protects them. Giving these lactic acid bacteria back to bees boosts their natural immune system, helping them fight off disease.
Honey bees are quickly disappearing from flowers and fields, succumbing to disease and colony collapse disorder. Now, scientists have discovered that common agricultural chemicals, including fungicides, could be responsible for impairing bees' ability to fight off a potentially lethal parasite.
No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects are just one production factor among many. Farmers have several possibilities to increase their harvest.