Bees' DNA 'soup' may shed light into species' decline
Bees' DNA 'soup' may shed light into species' decline

 Scientists have found that directly looking into the extracted "soup" of bees' DNA could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline.

US man stung up to 1,000 times by bees survives

A man in the US is recovering in the hospital after he was attacked by as many as 50,000 bees when he accidentally tore into a massive five-foot-tall beehive.

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.

Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability
Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

New research suggests that a particular class of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction.

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.

Blake Lively attacked by bees
Blake Lively attacked by bees

'Gossip Girl' star Blake Lively was attacked by bees just before her 27th birthday. The actress, whose birthday was earlier this week, detailed a terrifying pre-birthday encounter that she had with bees in a new post on her lifestyle website, reportedly.

Bees select best flowers even before landing

For rearing their young, bees need to be able to select flowers providing the most nutritious pollen and they know it even before landing on the flower simply by looking at the colour of the petals, says a study.

Bees physically transfer heat to stay cool

To protect their young ones from heat, honey bees can absorb heat from the brood walls just like a sponge and later transfer it to a cooler place to get rid of the heat from their bodies, says a study.

How spider toxin can protect crops from insects

In a discovery that offers new ways to protect crops from insects, researchers have found that insecticides can be designed to target specific pests without harming beneficial species like bees.

`Bee-harming` pesticides also hit bird populations: Study

Already suspected of killing bees, so-called "neonic" pesticides also affect bird populations, possibly by eliminating the insects they feed upon, a Dutch study said on Wednesday.

Bees can be more important than fertiliser?

Insects play a key role in the pollination of cultivated plants, and a new study suggests that they can be even more important than fertiliser.

Spider venom may save bees: Study

Venom from one of the world`s most poisonous spiders may help save the world`s honeybees, providing a biopesticide that kills pests but spares the precious pollinators, a study said.

Fish more prone to crashes than bees

Researchers have said that swimming fish do not appear to use their collision warning system in the same way as flying insects.

Bumblebees capable of learning feats for treats

Researchers have said that bumblebees, despite having tiny brains, are capable of some remarkable learning feats, especially when they might get a tasty reward.

Single gene in bees separates queen from workers

Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers.

Bees fitted with camera backpacks to check why colonies are collapsing

Researchers have fitted bees with tiny sensors so that they can monitor and study their drastically diminishing populations.

Australian scientists microchip bees to map movements, halt diseases

Australian scientists are gluing tiny sensors onto thousands of honey bees to track their movements in a trial aimed at halting the spread of diseases that have wiped out populations in the northern hemisphere.

Bees navigate using `light` in the sky

Bees use a pattern of light in the sky invisible to humans to direct one another to a honey source, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found.

Bees underwent extinction same time as dinos 65 mln yrs ago

A new study claimed that bees also underwent massive extinction when dinosaurs did millions of years ago.

`Caffeine improves memory in honeybees`

Scientists have shown that caffeine improves a honeybee`s memory and could help plants recruit more bees to spread their pollen.