Honey bees

This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read

This 12-year-old Indian girl is building robots to save honey bees - Read

Using a combination of robotics and hi-tech components, Vignesh has developed a Bee Saver Bot that removes honey bees -- the species primarily responsible for pollination and honey production around the world -- safely and carefully without harming them or humans.

Apr 12, 2017, 12:21 PM IST
Honey bees have better vision than previously thought

Honey bees have better vision than previously thought

Bee vision has been studied ever since the pioneering research of Karl von Frisch in 1914, which reported bees' ability to see colours through a clever set of training experiments.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Honey bees use sophisticated signals to warn peers of danger

Honey bees use sophisticated signals to warn peers of danger

These signals have different effects depending upon type of danger and the context.

Mar 26, 2016, 19:55 PM IST
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.

Nov 03, 2015, 16:14 PM IST
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.

Oct 16, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

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.

Mar 27, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

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.

Jul 15, 2014, 12:42 PM IST

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.

Jun 22, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2014, 11:58 AM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2013, 14:52 PM IST

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.

Dec 24, 2013, 12:38 PM IST

Soon, honey bees to sniff out cancer

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

Nov 25, 2013, 12:31 PM IST

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.

May 30, 2013, 18:43 PM IST

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.

Dec 12, 2012, 23:28 PM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2012, 10:36 AM IST

Immoral queens key to healthier honey bees colonies

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

Mar 13, 2012, 16:13 PM IST

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.

Feb 28, 2012, 09:58 AM IST

Viruses are `new normal` for honey bees: Study

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

Jun 08, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

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".

Mar 16, 2010, 22:17 PM IST

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.

Mar 14, 2010, 23:43 PM IST