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Can bees colour maps better than ants?

— 10 Mar 2011 18:51 | Biology

In mathematics, you need at most only four different colours to produce a map in which no two adjacent regions have the same colour. Utah and Arizona are considered adjacent, but Utah…

Pheromone increases foraging honey bees, leads to healthier hives

— 12 Feb 2011 20:01 | Biology

The application of a naturally occurring pheromone to honey bee test colonies increases colony growth resulting in stronger hives overall, according to a new study conducted by scientists…

Secret life of bees now a little less secret

— 1 Feb 2011 19:21 | Biology

Many plants produce toxic chemicals to protect themselves against plant-eating animals, and many flowering plants have evolved flower structures that prevent pollinators such as bees…

Wealth of orchid varieties is down to busy bees and helpful fungi, says study

— 31 Jan 2011 16:31 | Biology

Scientists have discovered why orchids are one of the most successful groups of flowering plants - it is all down to their relationships with the bees that pollinate them and the fungi…

Large-scale study reveals major decline in bumble bees in the US

— 4 Jan 2011 22:47 | Biology

The first in-depth national study of wild bees in the U.S. has uncovered major losses in the relative abundance of several bumble bee species and declines in their geographic range…

Bee challenged - toxin-laden nectar poses problems for honeybees

— 4 Jan 2011 21:26 | Biology

Honeybees can learn to avoid nectar containing natural plant toxins but will eat it when there is no alternative, scientists at Newcastle University have found…

Movement and threat of RNA viruses widespread in pollinator community

— 3 Jan 2011 19:56 | Biology

Penn State researchers have found that native pollinators, like wild bees and wasps, are infected by the same viral diseases as honey bees and that these viruses are transmitted via…

Sleepless honey bees miscommunicate, too, research at the University of Texas at Austin shows

— 14 Dec 2010 19:06 | Biology

In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin…

FReD can help explain how a bee sees!

— 12 Dec 2010 15:34 | Biology

Bees can see colours but they perceive the world differently to us, including variations in hue that we cannot ourselves distinguish…

Honey bees: Genetic labelling decides about blue blood

— 3 Nov 2010 19:49 | Biology

It is hard to believe that they belong to the same species: The large, long-lived queen bee is busy producing offspring throughout her lifetime. The much smaller worker bees, on the…

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