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Head Butts & Waggle Dances: How Honeybees Make Decisions

By Joseph Castro December 09, 2011 Honeybees choose new nest sites by essentially head-butting each other into a consensus, shows a new study. When scout bees find…

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Bees Can Solve Math Problems That Would Stump the Average Toddler

By Yasemin Saplakoglu February 06, 2019 Bees don’t just buzz around and make honey; they also do math problems in their free time that would stump the…

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Tiny technology protects bees from insecticides

By Chrissy Sexton Earth.com staff writer 5/30/2021 In a new study from Cornell University, experts have developed an antidote to protects bees from deadly insecticides, which cause beekeepers to…

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Wild bees struggle to recover after extreme weather events

Follow Experts at Michigan State University have revealed how extreme weather events can impact wild bee populations. Professor Rufus Isaacs says the research highlights the need for more…

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Shedding light on the sex lives of BEES: Male honeybees swarm in certain areas ‘like men in nightclubs’ – but females only make a rare appearance

Experts used radar technology to track the flight of male bees looking to mate They found that drones tend to gather in specific ‘congregation areas’…

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What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials

Orit Peleg, University of Colorado Boulder Gathered inside a small shed in the midst of a peaceful meadow, my colleagues and I are about to…

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Spring signals female bees to lay the next generation of pollinators

Lila Westreich, University of Washington The first days of spring – brighter and warmer – are a biological trigger for female bees to wake up…

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New England power line corridors harbor rare bees and other wild things

David L. Wagner, University of Connecticut and Henry Frye, University of Connecticut To many people, power line corridors are eyesores that alter wild lands and…

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Flower Aroma Is a Honeybee’s Chill Pill

By Christopher Wanjek December 22, 2015 Music has charms to soothe a savage breast. And, it seems, flowers can calm an aggressive honeybee. Scientists in France and…

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Humans are keeping bees awake at night

By Mike Wehner@MikeWehner January 21st, 2021 at 10:19 PM New research into the effects of manmade chemicals on insects has revealed that common pesticides can dramatically…

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