Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

Landmark study shows decline in bee population due to neonicotinoid pesticide

 The knowledge about the magnitude of harm that the bees were being subjected to due to these particular insecticides was still vague.

Jun 30, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Starvation helps baby bees become stronger as adults

Starvation helps baby bees become stronger as adults

 The stress of short-term nutritional deprivation as larvae actually makes honeybees -- critical to the world's food supply -- more resilient to starvation as adults, a new study has found.

Apr 01, 2016, 13:07 PM IST
Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Humans responsible for spreading bee killing virus: Study

Researchers said that moving animals and plants around the world could have devastating consequences both for domestic animals and for wildlife.

Feb 07, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

A mite that mimicks bees by smelling like them

New research reveals that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating hives by smelling like bees.

Jun 04, 2015, 15:39 PM IST
Maharashtrian man who falls in love with honeybees!

Maharashtrian man who falls in love with honeybees!

Amid reports of honeybees being at risk from climate change and the use of pesticides on crops, a man from Maharashtra has taken the initiative to save these species from going extinct.

Apr 10, 2015, 19:03 PM IST
Toxic nectar affects behaviour of insect pollinators

Toxic nectar affects behaviour of insect pollinators

Natural toxins in nectar and pollen can poison insects and affect their memory, behaviour and reproductive success, researchers have found.

Dec 13, 2014, 11:21 AM IST

Insects have more efficient social networks!

Insects like honeybees and ants live in groups that constantly communicate with each other and scientists are seeking a better understanding of their networks to improve the existing information processing.

Oct 22, 2014, 12:58 PM IST

Honeybees came from Asia, not Africa: Study

Contrary to the general belief that honeybees originated from Africa, a new research indicates that the species actually came from Asia.

Aug 25, 2014, 13:23 PM IST

Honeybees have a sweet claw!

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.

Feb 05, 2014, 16:49 PM IST

Single gene that separates queen bee from workers discovered

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

Feb 03, 2014, 18:46 PM IST

Sensors to find why honeybees are vanishing

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.

Jan 19, 2014, 17:41 PM IST

Diesel exhaust affects honeybees` ability to forage for flowers

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.

Oct 04, 2013, 11:10 AM IST

Diesel fumes baffle bees: Study

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.

Oct 03, 2013, 22:18 PM IST

Croatia trains honeybees to detect land mines

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

May 21, 2013, 09:24 AM IST

Honeybees trained in Croatia to find land mines

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.

May 19, 2013, 18:47 PM IST

Bees `may improve robot vision`

An international team claims that honeybees also use multiple rules to solve complex visual problems.

May 14, 2012, 13:05 PM IST

Bees’ waggle dance disrupted by gravity

Honeybees that dance to give directions to flowers make more errors when performing horizontally than vertically because of gravity, researchers have claimed.

Apr 19, 2012, 20:08 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

`Mobile signals may be killing honeybees`

Electromagnetic fields could be contributing to disappearance of bee
colonies around the world.

May 12, 2011, 18:16 PM IST

`Pesticides killing honeybees worldwide`

The use of a new generation of pesticides could be blamed for bees` mysterious decline.

Jan 21, 2011, 16:27 PM IST