Bumblebees

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
Amazing: Bumblebees use motor skills to pollinate flowers!

Amazing: Bumblebees use motor skills to pollinate flowers!

As per a recent study conducted by a team of researchers, wild bumblebees are born with the ability to remove pollen from nectarless flowers using high-frequency vibrations.

Apr 24, 2016, 23:24 PM IST
Even bumblebees don't like to share expertise with newcomers

Even bumblebees don't like to share expertise with newcomers

The researchers then allowed two bees in at a time: One more experienced resident, and one a newcomer. 

Mar 21, 2016, 22:01 PM IST

Bumblebees are forgetful too

Much like humans, bumblebees can be 'forgetful' too, reveals a new research.

Feb 27, 2015, 21:43 PM 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

Bumblebees capable of learning feats for treats

Researchers have said that bumblebees, despite having tiny brains, are capable of some remarkable learning feats, especially when they might get a tasty reward.

Mar 19, 2014, 21:25 PM IST

Meet bumblebees who can fly beyond Mt Everest!

Believe it! Bumblebees are capable of flying at much higher elevations - higher than even Mount Everest!

Feb 07, 2014, 19:59 PM IST

Chronic pesticide exposure results in smaller bees: Study

Pesticides are affecting the physical growth of bumblebees thereby putting the survival of their colonies at risk, according to a new study.

Jan 21, 2014, 17:06 PM IST

Bumblebees copy each other when looking for best flowers

Though they have tiny brains, bees are smart enough to pick out the most attractive flowers by watching other bees and learning from their behaviour, scientists have found.

Apr 05, 2013, 14:12 PM IST

Butterflies `at greater risk of extinction than tigers`

Bumblebees, beetles and butterflies are more endangered than lions and tigers, a new study has warned.

Aug 31, 2012, 12:15 PM IST

Commonly used pesticide may harm bees: Study

Two studies suggest a common type of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees.

Mar 30, 2012, 09:25 AM IST

Researchers find "alarming" decline in bumblebees

Four previously abundant species of bumblebee are close to disappearing in the US, researchers said.

Jan 04, 2011, 11:16 AM IST