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Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

Air pollution interacts with bees' ability to forage: Study

A new study revealed that air pollution hampers with bees' ability to forage.

Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Pesticides linked to decline of bees needed for crop diversity: Experts

Widespread use of pesticides for enhanced crop yields has led to the decline of pollinators such as honey bees which are needed for increase in yields and quality of 84 per cent of the crops grown for human consumption, experts said here on Saturday.

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.

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.

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.

Four new bee species found in Australia

Four new bee species found in Australia

 Researchers have discovered four new bee species in the genus Euhesma in Australia.

Bees naturally immunize their babies

Bees naturally immunize their babies

 Bees naturally immunize their offspring against specific diseases found in environment and for them the process may be as simple as eating, says a study.

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.