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Local honey bees adapt better

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:42

Bees that are adapted to the local environment fare better at meeting challenges than bees purchased from a different home area, researchers have found.

Obama launches plan to save hardworking honey bees

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.

US woman hurt after attack by 80,000 `killer` bees

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.

Honeybees have a sweet claw!

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 16:49

Honeybees love sugar-rich nectar produced by plants, and one of the main ways they detect it is with claws on their front legs, scientists say.

Single gene that separates queen bee from workers discovered

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 18:46

A team of researchers has identified a single gene in honeybees that separates the queen from the workers.

Sensors to find why honeybees are vanishing

Last Updated: Sunday, January 19, 2014, 17:41

Alarmed at the dwindling bee population around the world, scientists have found a novel way to find out what’s really causing their colonies to collapse.

Decoded: How honey bees determine sex

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.

Human hunting behaviour similar to sharks and honey bees

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:38

A team of anthropologists has found that the Hadza tribe`s movements while foraging can be described by a mathematical pattern called a Levy walk, a pattern that also is found in the movements of many other animals like sharks and honey bees.

Diesel exhaust affects honeybees` ability to forage for flowers

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 11:10

Exposure to common air pollutants that are found in diesel exhaust is capable of affecting the ability of honeybees to recognise floral odours, a new research has showed.

Diesel fumes baffle bees: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 22:18

Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said today.

Gene that helps honey bees find flowers unravelled

Last Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 18:43

Scientists have discovered a new gene which they say helps honey bees to detect nutrients in flowers and find their way back home.

Croatia trains honeybees to detect land mines

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 09:24

In a bid to eliminate the scourge of landmines, Croatian scientists are training honeybees to sniff out unexploded mines.