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Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk
Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk

More than half the people in some developing countries could be at the risk of malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, a study shows.

When Paltrow got stung by bee

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow does not hesitate to try different treatments in the name of beauty like being stung by a live bee.

Europe set to ban bee-killing pesticides

The European Commission received the go-ahead Monday to slap a two-year ban across the European Union on the use of pesticides blamed for a sharp decline in bee populations, an EU diplomat said.

Bees can bite victims as well as sting

Bees not only bite enemies that are too small to sting, but paralyze their victims with a snake like venom, scientists have discovered.

How bumblebees find best path to flowers without GPS

Bumblebees were tracked for the first time to see how they select the optimal route to collect nectar from multiple flowers and return to their nest.

Bees can `turn back time` and reverse brain ageing

Older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees.

`Suspect` in bee colony deaths found

A parasitic mite that is killing honey bee colonies around the world through a virus has been identified, a media report said.

Bees help flowers grow same hues across oceans

Plants separated by vast oceans and 34 million years evolved to produce the same coloured flower petals because of their reliance on bees for pollination, according to new research.

Study: Parasitic fly could explain bee die-off

Northern California scientists have found a possible explanation for a honey bee die-off that has decimated hives around the world.

Cell phones killing off global bee populations

The mobile phone may be a blessing for millions of people worldwide, but it has also become a deadly bane for bees, say experts.

Bee resin takes sting out of mouth ulcers

Scientists have created a gel for mouth ulcers out of a mixture of resin and wax used by honey bees to sterilise their hives.

Bees beat computers in solving complex problems

Bees solve complex maths problems in a jiffy, compared to computers, a study shows.

Bee decline linked to falling biodiversity

The decline of honeybees seen in many countries may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests.