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Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Analysis: Industry-Funded Honeybee Study Was “Misleading”
Analysis: Industry-Funded Honeybee Study Was “Misleading”
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 24, 2017
Statisticians debunk a 2013 study by scientists at a Swiss agrochemical company, which had reported that a neonicotinoid pesticide posed a low risk to honeybees.
 
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jan 11, 2017
The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
Bumblebees’ Electric Sense
Bumblebees’ Electric Sense
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Tiny hairs may enable the insects to detect floral electric fields, according to a study.
Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter
Bumblebee Tongues Growing Shorter
Karen Zusi | Sep 28, 2015
Two alpine bee species have evolved shorter tongues, adapting to floral declines related to climate change.
A Smaller World for Bumblebees
A Smaller World for Bumblebees
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 13, 2015
Warming temperatures have shrunk the bumblebee’s geographic range in Europe and North America, a study shows.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Amanda B. Keener | May 21, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Forgetful Bees Try New Flowers
Forgetful Bees Try New Flowers
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2015
Researchers demonstrate false memories in bumblebees.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2014
Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook