Bees

Flowers lure pollinating bees, says study

Flowers lure pollinating bees, says study

bumblebees were drawn to synthetic flowers designed to generate the same kind of ultraviolet rings,

Oct 21, 2017, 17:30 PM IST
Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

 The knowledge about the magnitude of harm that the bees were being subjected to due to these particular insecticides was still vague.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!

Bees, wasp stings pose greater threat than snake and spider bites!

Spider bites were the second most prevalent cause of hospitalization in the 13-year period, accounting for 30 percent of all admissions, while snake bites were third at 15 percent.

Jan 17, 2017, 13:27 PM IST
Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

New species of 'ant-like' desert bees have been discovered by a team of researchers.

Dec 24, 2016, 17:38 PM IST
This is unfortunate! Bumble Bees to soon become an official part of the endangered species list

This is unfortunate! Bumble Bees to soon become an official part of the endangered species list

The IUCN Red List of Endangered Species has already listed the rusty patched bumble bee as endangered.  

Sep 29, 2016, 21:54 PM IST
Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

A new study revealed that air pollution hampers with bees' ability to forage.

Jul 08, 2016, 00:11 AM IST
Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Widespread use of pesticides for enhanced crop yields has led to the decline of pollinators such as honey bees which are needed for increase in yields and quality of 84 per cent of the crops grown for human consumption, experts said here on Saturday.

Jul 02, 2016, 19:39 PM IST
Starvation helps baby bees become stronger as adults

Starvation helps baby bees become stronger as adults

 The stress of short-term nutritional deprivation as larvae actually makes honeybees -- critical to the world's food supply -- more resilient to starvation as adults, a new study has found.

Apr 01, 2016, 13:07 PM IST
Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Feb 07, 2016, 17:31 PM IST
Even honeybees love coffee!

Even honeybees love coffee!

A new study found that bees may select caffeinated nectar over an uncaffeinated, though otherwise equal-quality alternative.

Oct 16, 2015, 14:31 PM IST
Four new bee species found in Australia

Four new bee species found in Australia

 Researchers have discovered four new bee species in the genus Euhesma in Australia.

Sep 17, 2015, 12:10 PM IST
Bees naturally immunize their babies

Bees naturally immunize their babies

 Bees naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in environment and for them the process may be as simple as eating, says a study.

Aug 02, 2015, 12:59 PM IST
Bees' DNA 'soup' may shed light into species' decline

Bees' DNA 'soup' may shed light into species' decline

 Scientists have found that directly looking into the extracted "soup" of bees' DNA could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline.

Jul 06, 2015, 14:52 PM IST

US man stung up to 1,000 times by bees survives

A man in the US is recovering in the hospital after he was attacked by as many as 50,000 bees when he accidentally tore into a massive five-foot-tall beehive.

Jun 14, 2015, 19:52 PM IST

A mite that mimicks bees by smelling like them

New research reveals that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees.

Jun 04, 2015, 15:39 PM IST
Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

New research suggests that a particular class of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction.

May 01, 2015, 13:36 PM IST
Maharashtrian man who falls in love with honeybees!

Maharashtrian man who falls in love with honeybees!

Amid reports of honeybees being at risk from climate change and the use of pesticides on crops, a man from Maharashtra has taken the initiative to save these species from going extinct.

Apr 10, 2015, 19:03 PM IST
Blake Lively attacked by bees

Blake Lively attacked by bees

'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively was attacked by bees just before her 27th birthday. The actress, whose birthday was earlier this week, detailed a terrifying pre-birthday encounter that she had with bees in a new post on her lifestyle website, reportedly.

Aug 30, 2014, 09:21 AM IST

Bees select best flowers even before landing

For rearing their young, bees need to be able to select flowers providing the most nutritious pollen and they know it even before landing on the flower simply by looking at the colour of the petals, says a study.

Jul 30, 2014, 16:16 PM IST

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study.

Jul 26, 2014, 14:04 PM IST