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Image of the Day
Karen Zusi | Oct 20, 2015
Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.
Laugh, Then Think: The Ig Nobels
Karen Zusi | Sep 21, 2015
This year’s awards honor research on bee stings, appendicitis, kissing, and more.
Phytochemical Helps Differentiate Workers from Queen Bees
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 28, 2015
The consumption of p-coumaric acid, a chemical found in honey and pollen, may help set a female honeybee on its course to becoming a worker instead of a queen.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Recent Decline in Honeybee Deaths
Kerry Grens | May 19, 2014
Fewer commercial pollinators died over the winter than during the same season the preceding year.
on The Pulse #5
Kerry Grens | Feb 26, 2014
Bee virus spreads, blight-reistant potato, OCD in dogs
Week in Review: February 17–21
Tracy Vence | Feb 21, 2014
Human vs. dog brains; widespread neuronal regeneration in human adult brain; honeybee disease strikes wild insects; trouble replicating stress-induced stem cells
A Political Battle Over Pesticides
Graciela Flores | Apr 10, 2013
Bees, the pollinators of a third of the world’s food crops, are in peril. And that’s about the only thing scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, and agro-industrialists can agree on.
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 11, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Honey Bee Killer
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 11, 2012
A parasitic mite helps spread a deadly virus among honey bee colonies.