Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 15:05
President Barack Obama has launched a determined effort to save some of America`s busiest workers, the honey bees, crucial for the food industry and contributes a whopping USD 15 billion in value to agricultural crops.
Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12:15
Insects play a key role in the pollination of cultivated plants, and a new study suggests that they can be even more important than fertiliser.
Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:42
Venom from one of the world`s most poisonous spiders may help save the world`s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.
Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:40
Researchers have said that swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects.
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 21:25
Researchers have said that bumblebees, despite having tiny brains, are capable of some remarkable learning feats, especially when they might get a tasty reward.
Last Updated: Sunday, March 09, 2014, 11:58
A 71-year-old woman in the US was badly hurt after she was attacked by a massive swarm of 80,000 `killer` bees which stung her more than 1,000 times.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 13:51
Ever heard of bees who use plastic bags and plastic building materials to construct their nests? There are some and this shows how they have adapted to the human world with time.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 30, 2014, 14:11
Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 13:26
Researchers have fitted bees with tiny sensors so that they can monitor and study their drastically diminishing populations.
Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 19:22
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.
Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 21:53
Bees use a pattern of light in the sky invisible to humans to direct one another to a honey source, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 14:52
The truth behind the unique sex-determination system in honeybees - where males develop from unfertilised eggs and females develop from fertilised eggs - is out.
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