As honeybees become more threatened, scientists are creating manmade spaces for them to thrive in
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(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) The proteins in the larval food of honeybees are not specific determinators to make the larvae grow into queens -- that includes the protein royalactin, which had been previously claimed to be the 'queen determinator' in a highly regarded study in 2011. Show More Summary
The proteins in the larval food of honeybees are not specific determinators to make the larvae grow into queens—that includes the protein royalactin, which had been previously claimed to be the 'queen determinator' in a highly regarded study in 2011. Show More Summary
http://vimeo.com/185141395 The creation of a controlled space in which bees can thrive directly addresses the plight of the bees from every possible angle. By design, the Synthetic Apiary concept protects the bees from the biggest threats...Show More Summary
The plant attracts pollinating flies to a temporary prison by mimicking the odour of their favourite food: bits of dead honeybees killed by spiders
Plants are liars. There, we said it. All right, fine, not all plants. But a lot of them.
Plants employ a wide variety of tactics to lure pollinators, but an ornamental plant popularly known as Giant Ceropegia takes it to another level. Its flower smells like a honeybee under attack—an odor that freeloading, meal-seeking flies find absolutely irresistible. Read more...
We hear a lot about honeybees, but it's the wild bees we need to be worried about.
This post originally appeared on National Geographic. One day while Justin Schmidt was riding his bicycle, something went terribly wrong. “I was huffing and puffing, so my mouth was open, and this damn honeybee flew right in and stung me on the tongue,” he says. Show More Summary
We've got some hardy bees.
They’re he-ere! Well, they’re here if you live in the UK. ‘They’ are giant Asian hornets – sadistic killers of honeybees and painful stingers of humans – and they’ve managed to invade the island from Europe despite strenuous preventative measures. Will Britain’s bees – especially the prized...
ARISING FROM M. Kamakura Nature473, 478–48310.1038/nature10093 (2011)Honeybee (Apis mellifera) females occur in two castes: workers and one reproductive queen. Caste is nutritionally regulated and only larvae exclusively fed on royal jelly (RJ) develop
There’s more bad news for honeybees as the UK’s Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs confirms a sighting of the bee-eating Asian hornet in Gloucestershire.
Ahoy, Mateys! Tomorrow is Talk Like a Pirate Day! You know, like this: (By Simply Sweets by Honeybee) So, since every good Sunday Sweets needs a Hook: (By Ponquecitos And Cakes) ...today we're brushing up on all things pirate! You know,...Show More Summary
There's no denying energy drinks have earned a bad rep. They contain too much sugar, use synthetic caffeine, and taste like cough syrup are just some of the things consumers and experts have said about products like Red Bull. But according to Zach Grossman, 28, energy drinks can actually be...
Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research.
Honeybees are hardwired to efficiently search the landscape enabling them to continue working for the greater good of their hives even when they are sick, according to new research co-authored by Queen Mary University of London (QMU...