Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

Honey bees larvae absorb social culture of hive

The larvae were from a variety of queens, with sister larvae divided between high- and low-aggression colonies.

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.

Honey bees use multiple genetic pathways to fight infections

Honey bees use different sets of genes, regulated by two distinct mechanisms, to fight off viruses, bacteria and gut parasites, according to a new study.

Local honey bees adapt better

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

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

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.

Decoded: How honey bees determine sex

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

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.

Soon, honey bees to sniff out cancer

Researchers have said that we can train honey bees to detect certain early-stage cancers in human.

Gene that helps honey bees find flowers unravelled

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

Honey bees` genetic code decoded

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.

Bees self-medicate `when infected with pathogens`

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.

Immoral queens key to healthier honey bees colonies

Highly promiscuous mating behaviour of queen honey bees holds the key to a healthier bee colony.

China resorts to artificial pollination

With the numbers of honey bees declining in China, the country has now started depending on artificial pollination to harvest fruits.

Viruses are `new normal` for honey bees: Study

California scientists have identified four new viruses in healthy honey bee colonies.

UP police probing bee-appearance incident at Maya’s rally

The Uttar Pradesh police are probing the bee-invasion incident at Mayawati`s mega rally
on Tuesday after the BSP cried foul and claimed involvement of
"mischievous elements".

Honey bees` secret world of heat `revealed`

The secret of honey bees` success
has finally been discovered, after scientists have found that
a special type of "heater" bee warms the hive and controls the
complex social structure of the colony.

Honey bees warn nest mates of danger

Honey bees warn nest mates about dangers they encounter, with a signal that is like a `stop` sign for others foraging for food at "dangerous" locations.

Honey bees warn nest mates of danger

Honey bees warn nest mates about dangers they encounter, with a signal that is like a `stop` sign for others foraging for food at "dangerous" locations.

Mobile towers threaten honey bees in Kerala: Study

As in the case of the house sparrows, mobile towers are posing a serious threat to honey bees, hitting apiculture, which is a source of additional income to rural folk across Kerala, says a study.