Category: Beekeeping


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 solve problems. In fact, the consumption of biologically active molecules — many of which come Read more…


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 that the number zero is less than 1, according to a new study. Dolphins, African Read more…


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 they can recognize and remember individual human faces. ScienceMag.com


Experts studying giant hornets in Vietnam spotted the bee’s defensive measures Bees carry dung back to their hive in their mouthparts to protect their colony This is the first example of tool use recorded by experts from any bee species  It Read more…


When a beehive becomes crowded, the queen leaves the hive, taking one-half of the hive’s bee population. Upon leaving, the bees immediately cluster in a nearby tree while scouts search for a new home. Scout bees identify possible locations and, Read more…


BUZZ BUZZ — A new study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals details of the complex social interactions among honey bees (Apis mellifera). The research hones in on trophallaxis, which includes not only food exchange between bees, but other forms of Read more…


The practice of beekeeping is many thousands of years old. Here’s what beekeepers and scientists have learned about these special insects.  Honeybees produce several products that are useful to people, notably honey and beeswax. There is a saying among beekeepers: Read more…


They were poised to start their own colonies. Entomologists in Washington state may have destroyed a “murder hornet” nest in the nick of time, preventing as many as 200 new queens from establishing new nests.  The nest, the first-ever discovered Read more…