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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Sunday, May 19, 2013, 18:47
Mirjana Filipovic is still haunted by the land mine blast that killed her boyfriend and blew off her left leg while on a fishing trip nearly a decade ago. It happened in a field that was supposedly de-mined.
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 23:28
Researchers have uncovered a new element of the honeybee’s genetic makeup, which may help to explain why bees are so sensitive to environmental changes.
Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012, 13:05
An international team claims that honeybees also use multiple rules to solve complex visual problems.
Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 20:08
Honeybees that dance to give directions to flowers make more errors when performing horizontally than vertically because of gravity, researchers have claimed.
Last Updated: Monday, April 02, 2012, 13:22
Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, with the help of antifungal plant resins to ward off the invader.
Last Updated: Saturday, March 31, 2012, 10:36
Honey bees are clever than you thought. They "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, bringing in increased amounts of antifungal plant resins to ward off the pathogen.
Last Updated: Friday, March 30, 2012, 09:25
Two studies suggest a common type of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees.
Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 16:13
Highly promiscuous mating behaviour of queen honey bees holds the key to a healthier bee colony.
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