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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bees `may improve robot vision`

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

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.

Commonly used pesticide may harm bees: Study

Two studies suggest a common type of pesticide is causing problems for honeybees and bumblebees.

`Mobile signals may be killing honeybees`

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

`Pesticides killing honeybees worldwide`

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