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I see you: Honey bees use contagious and honest visual signal to deter attacking hornets

Study is the first to demonstrate a contagious warning signal that resists fake news in social insects Date:December 7, 2020Source:University of California – San Diego…

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Bees really get a buzz out of flowers: Insects use electricity to charm plants into releasing scents, scientists discover

Bees can create an electrical charge to charm flowers into releasing their scent Scientists from the University of Bristol, Rothamsted Research, and Cardiff University discovered…

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Where’s My Flower? Diesel Throws Honeybees Off the Trail

By Laura Poppick October 03, 2013 By smothering floral scents, the gases in diesel pollution could inhibit honeybees’ ability to find and pollinate flowers. (Image credit: University of…

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Finding an elusive mutation that turns altruism into selfish behavior among honeybees

by  Oxford University Press Among the social insects, bees have developed a strong and rich social network, where busy worker bees tend to the queen, who…

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Bee-FF! Teenager who rescued a bumblebee adopts it as a pet and reveals it sleeps next to her and even follows her to the shops

Lacey Shillinglaw, 13, spotted the bumblebee lying in the road two weeks ago Tried to fix its broken wing and release it, but bee didn’t…

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A single gene turns socially organized bees into social parasites

by Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg  A small change in the genetic makeup of the South African Cape bee turns the socially organised animal into a fighting parasite….

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Worker bees select royal (sub)family members, not their own supersisters, to be new queens

by  Public Library of Science. 7/11/2018 When honey bees need a new emergency queen, they forego the chance to promote members of their own worker subfamilies,…

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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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Single bee is making an immortal clone army thanks to a genetic fluke

By Ben Turner – Staff Writer  One bee has cloned itself millions of times over the past three decades. When hives of the African lowland honeybee (Apis mellifera scutella) collapse, they…

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EPA inaction blamed as US bees suffer second highest colony losses on record

Common Dreams June 24, 2021 Beekeepers this year in the United States reported the second highest annual loss of managed honey bee colonies since records…

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