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How An 11-Year-Old CEO Is Using Tech To Help Save Honeybees

Tabitha Babbitt. Ada Lovelace. Yvonne Brill. Mary Anderson. Bertha Benz. Do you know what these women have in common? Would you be surprised to learn that each of them is an inventor, innovator and technology leader? If so, you are not alone. Show More Summary

Flight of the bumblebee: Research tracks every move of these mysterious creatures

Understanding the flight patterns of honeybees may help prevent the spread of disease and improve pollination

Pesticides used to help bees may actually harm them

Honeybees from chlorothalanil-treated hives showed the greatest change in gut microbiome, a new study has concluded. The discovery is a concern because alterations can affect the gut's ability to metabolize sugars and peptides, processes that are vital for honeybee health. Beekeepers typically apply pesticides to hives to rid them of harmful parasites such as Varroa mites.

Black Coffee: Next Time, Please Phrase That in the Form of a Question

It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy a little joe … The Honeybee has given me a long list of errands to run today, so I’ve got an espresso edition of Black Coffee for you this week. And away we go … Credits and Debits Credit: This week the US Bureau of Labor reported […]

Asian giant honeybees may move in synchrony to ventilate nests

Asian giant honeybees may use synchronized movements to ventilate and cool their nests, according to a study published August 3, 2016 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Gerald Kastberger from the University of Graz, Austria, and colleagues. read more

Asian giant honeybees may move in synchrony to ventilate nests

The Asian giant honeybee, Apis dorsata, builds its large single-comb nests out in the open, making them potentially vulnerable to extremes of temperature that may threaten survival. New research shows that these giant honeybees may use synchronized movements to ventilate and cool their nests.

Giant honeybees may act like a collective lung to beat the heat

Curtains of bees appear to draw air in and out of their colonies, keeping their colonies cool

Researchers identify how queen bees repress workers' fertility

Researchers have discovered the molecular mechanism by which queen honeybees carefully control worker bees' fertility.

Researchers identify how queen bees repress workers' fertility

Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have discovered the molecular mechanism by which queen honeybees carefully control worker bees' fertility. It has long been known that worker bees have a very limited ability to reproduce...Show More Summary

Neonicotinoid insecticides kill honeybee sperm

A new scientific study adds to the growing amount of evidence that shows pesticides are harming bees. The study published this month in Proceedings of the Royal Society B is the first to look at how neonicotinoid insecticides impactShow More Summary

‘Split’ Star James McAvoy Channels 23 People In New M. Night Shyamalan Film [Video]

M. Night Shyamalan rarely disappoints, so news that that the master of twists and thrills has released a new trailer for an upcoming project as Shyamalan’s fans buzzing about the internet like a massive migration of hungry honeybees....Show More Summary

Controversial pesticides may be lowering the sperm count of bees

Widely used neonicotinoid pesticides may harm the fertility and viability of male honeybees, contributing to the collapse of bee populations

Neonicotinoids in South Dakota

This article talks about research on honeybees in South Dakota and the levels of neonicotinoids. Neonic's are a pesticide applied to seeds of many plants such as corn and soybeans.Neonic's in South Dakota honeybee study

Hold up, how are these twinsies photos of Beyoncé and Blue Ivy real?

Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, how dare you? Queen Bey posed with her little honeybee, Blue Ivy, in matching Gucci for a little photoshoot in front of the Eiffel Tower, and it is beyond precious. SEE ALSO: Yes, Beyoncé’s mom also listens...Show More Summary

Water-bottle bees cool the hive after their overheated mates beg

After a hot day, some honeybees become living water tanks – they store water in their gut in anticipation of demand from their sisters

In Cleveland, Farm Animals Live Alongside the Political Animals

Near the throngs of political animals who have convened here to nominate Donald Trump for president, three pigs, a dozen chickens, and tens of thousands of honeybees live contentedly in the shadow of the building hosting the news me...

Pho’s Fascinating History, Honeybee Haters, and More Long Reads

Worthy weekend reading material What’s the meaning behind food? Depending on the person that meaning might change. Take for instance writer Andrea Nguyen, author of one of this week’s long reads: Nguyen traces the history of pho — a "flirty mistress of soup" that she associates with the "simplicity" of Northern Vietnam. Show More Summary

The Case Against Honeybees

Honeybees (Apis mellifera) in their hive. (Photo: Mirko Graul/shutterstock.com) Tucked into a nondescript road verge in Asheville, North Carolina, halfway between a vintage shop and the Moog Synthesizer Factory, stands a roped-off patch of long grass and wildflowers. Show More Summary

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies, including the devastating, parasite-transmitted Deformed Wing Virus (DWV). Now, European researchers have shown that a recently-identified...Show More Summary

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