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Researchers discover a gene in honey bees that causes virgin birth

by  University of Sydney In a study published today in Current Biology, researchers from University of Sydney have identified the single gene that determines how Cape honey…

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Bees can wear backpacks now thanks to the University of Washington

Image source: University of Washington By Mike Wehner@MikeWehnerDecember 14th, 2018 at 2:53 PM By Mike Wehner@MikeWehner December 14th, 2018 at 2:53 PM As you might have guessed,…

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A single honeybee has cloned itself hundreds of millions of times

LIFE  8 June 2021 By  Christa Lesté-Lasserre The workers of a South African subspecies of honeybee can clone themselves, with one individual having done so many millions of…

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Honeybee ‘Trojan horse’ virus relies on bees’ habit of cannibalizing their young

By Cameron Duke – Live Science Contributor 12 days ago An increasingly virulent pathogen is turning hygienic cannibalism on its head. A virus that leaves…

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The Mysterious Sex Lives of Hawaii’s Endangered Yellow-Faced Bees

By Joseph Castro December 01, 2016 In late September 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) added seven of Hawaii’s yellow-faced bee species to…

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The Mysterious Sex Lives of Hawaii’s Endangered Yellow-Faced Bees

By Joseph Castro December 01, 2016 In late September 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) added seven of Hawaii’s yellow-faced bee species to the Endangered…

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Pollen-starved bumblebees bite ‘half-moons’ into plants to make them bloom

By Nicoletta Lanese – Staff Writer May 21, 2020 Scientists don’t yet know when or how the behavior evolved. When their pollen supply runs short, bumblebees bore tiny half-moon-shaped…

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How Gravity Messes with Honeybees’ Waggle Dance

By Jennifer Welsh April 17, 2012 Honeybees are known to communicate in a dance language called the waggle dance to point out the location of resources that…

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Fly Parasite Turns Honeybees Into Zombies

By Joseph Castro January 03, 2012 If deadly viruses and fungi weren’t enough, honeybees in North America now must also deal with a fly parasite that causes…

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Antenna Antics: Honeybees Are ‘Righties’

By Douglas Main June 27, 2013 Researchers found that honeybees with just their left antenna behaved more aggressively to their own hive mates, suggesting the bees are…

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