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Here’s all the buzz about honeybees

By Greg Uyeno – Staff Writer November 13, 2020 The practice of beekeeping is many thousands of years old. Here’s what beekeepers and scientists have learned about these special…

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Why Do Bees Just Keep Staring at Flowers After Feeding on Them?

They are not having a long romantic goodbye. By  Loukia Papadopoulos Apr 04, 2021     In this latest edition of the Scishow, the YouTubers discuss a funny and…

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Despite Declining U.S. Pesticide Use, Toxicity to Bees Doubled in a Decade: Study

The findings, said the study’s lead researcher, “call for action to reduce the pesticide toxicity applied in agriculture worldwide.” byAndrea Germanos, staff writer Friday, April…

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To help insects, make them welcome in your garden – here’s how

Brian Lovett, West Virginia University As winter phases into spring across the U.S., gardeners are laying in supplies and making plans. Meanwhile, as the weather…

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Gorgeous images of Australian ‘rainbow’ bees will blow your mind

By Yasemin Saplakoglu – Staff Writer July 14, 2020 One of the top plant pollinators in the country, these colorful bees likely originated in tropical regions of Australia.  Sick…

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Did bees live in the time of dinosaurs?

[In evolutionary terms, bees are vegetarian wasps. (I’d say vegan.)] Fred Dyer, Michigan State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages….

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Some bees are born curious while others are more single-minded – new research hints at how the hive picks which flowers to feast on

Chelsea Cook, Marquette University When you try to pick a restaurant with a group of friends, how do you decide? Your curious friend wants to…

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Flower pharmacies help bees fight parasites

Leif Richardson, University of Vermont Search for information on ‘self-medication,’ and you’ll likely find descriptions of the myriad ways that we humans use drugs to…

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Honeybees Know a Lot About Nothing

By Yasemin Saplakoglu June 08, 2018 Humans aren’t the only species that can ponder abstract mathematical concepts like nonexistence. In addition to some other animals, honeybees understand…

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Bees Recognize Human Faces

Think all bees look alike? Well we don’t all look alike to them. According to a new study, honeybees have 0.01% of the neurons that humans yet…

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