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Listen to This Experimental Music Created by 40,000 Bees

12 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Along with his band called Be, artist Wolfgang Buttress collaborated with 40,000 honeybees to create a soundtrack of experimental music.

Scientists say spread of virus that's killing honeybees 'a man-made thing'

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found. According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates back to the mid-20th Century when Asian honeybees traded widely in the former Soviet Union...

Scientists say humans certainly caused the spread of the virus that’s killing honeybees

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

The global spread of a virus that deforms the wings of honeybees and kills them in droves was caused by humans, new research has found.According to the study published this week in Science, the problem dates back to the mid-20th Century...Show More Summary

There's a new clue about what's killing honeybees

4 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A new study finds evidence that humans have played a key role in the global spread of a deadly bee virus

Bee virus spread is manmade, driven by European honeybee populations

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.

Bee virus spread manmade and emanates from Europe

The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded. A study led by the University of Exeter and UC Berkeley and published in the journal...Show More Summary

Mites drive deformed wing virus in honeybees

A new analysis of one of the most widespread honeybee viruses, deformed wing virus, or DWV, shows that the virus has gone from an endemic to a global epidemic because of greater movement of a major vector, the Varroa mite. The mite has spread in large part due to human trade of the bee colonies it infests. Show More Summary

A Deadly Bee Virus Is Spreading and Only Humans Can Stop It

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Across the world, bees are succumbing to a deadly virus, and a new study places the blame squarely on humans. The good news is, there are some common-sense measures we can take right now to start protecting the honeybees we rely on to pollinate our crops. Read more...

Honeybees know it’s going to rain, so work more before it starts

Busy bees put in longer hours in anticipation of a day off work because of rain. But why they do so is still a mystery

Honeybees, ants may provide clues to suicide in humans

Researchers have been examining scientific knowledge and drawing parallels between suicide in humans and the self-sacrificial behaviors of colony-like -- or eusocial -- species such as shrimp, mole rats and insects.

Honeybees, ants may provide clues to suicide in humans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Could human suicide have evolutionary roots in self-sacrificial behaviors like those seen in species such as honeybees and ants? A Florida State University researcher who is one of the nation's foremost experts in suicide is trying to find out. Thomas Joiner, the Robert O. Show More Summary

North Metro Bee Class this Saturday

There is still some openings for this course.The Art of Beekeeping (How to Keep Bees)Discover everything you need to know to start your own apiary. Learn honeybee biology and behavior, hive management and swarm prevention, what equipment...Show More Summary

Planetary Deep Drill Successfully Chews through Field Test

Late last year, a small team from Honeybee Robotics went to a gypsum quarry to test Planetary Deep Drill, a technology prototype designed to chew tens—and eventually, hundreds—of meters beneath icy planetary surfaces.

Is suicide a tragic variant of an evolutionarily adaptive set of behaviors?

What do snapping shrimp, naked mole rats, ants, honeybees, and humans all have in common? They all share a similar colony-like organizational system that biologists have termed eusociality. Eusocial species have been remarkably successful in both surviving and thriving through the use of colony-level cooperation. Show More Summary

This honeybee dismembers its enemies and leaves them for dead

When blood-sucking varroa mites infested their colony, the bees fought back.

EPA finally admits popular insecticide threatens honeybees

The Environmental Protection Agency has just released a report reaffirming what researchers have been telling us for years: neonicotinoid pesticides are devastating America's bee population. The report singles out one widely-used pesticide, imidacloprid, as posing a particular risk. Show More Summary

A Hardier Honeybee That Fights Back By Biting Back

The parasitic varroa mite has been wiping out honeybee colonies globally since the late '80s. Now scientists and beekeepers have teamed up to selectively breed bees with a unique, mite-fighting trait.

The Morning News: Inslee's Gun Control Plan, the Death of Hamza Warsame, and New Research on Honeybees

last monthUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Governor Inslee's new gun control push focuses on the idea of public health. Office of Governor Jay Inslee What Governor Jay Inslee's New Gun Control Initiative Will Do: Heidi Groover reports that the governor's plan "doesn't do much...Show More Summary

Here’s new news about pesticides and bees

A new EPA study finds that at least one of the neonic pesticides often blamed for honeybee woes really does hurt the pollinators.

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