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Honeybee memories: Another piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle?

(Frontiers) The honeybee can form complex memories through processes much like those happening in human brains. This study shows that DNA methylation is one molecular mechanism that regulates memory specificity and re-learning, and as such, could control how experiences are integrated over a lifetime.

Experimental insecticide explodes mosquitoes, not honeybees

In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.

Experimental insecticide explodes mosquitoes, not honeybees

(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) In a new study, Vanderbilt pharmacologist Jerod Denton, Ph.D., Ohio State entomologist Peter Piermarini, Ph.D., and colleagues report an experimental molecule that inhibits kidney function in mosquitoes and thus might provide a new way to control the deadliest animal on Earth.

His dog became obsessed with his armpits

The surgeon liked the “Tweed & Spice” scent of the Handcrafted HoneyBee brand he tried but couldn’t get over the waxy texture that apparently yanked out his underarm hairs. Despite the unpleasant application process, he noted that it worked well; he still smelled like Tweed & Spice even after performing a five-hour kidney transplant. He […]

Egyptian Man Has One Honey Of A Bee Beard

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Mohamed Hagras stands barechested as dozens of honeybees congregate around his face, eventually forming what he calls the “Beard of Bees.” To attract the insects he has a box housing their queen’s hormones strapped to his chin. The 31-year-old...Show More Summary

Honeybee Doughnuts Launches Late-Night Delivery

If you're in the mood for doughnuts and warm milk tonight, you're in luck. Honeybee, a craft doughnut shop in South Miami, has launched Doughnuts After Dark, a nighttime doughnut-delivery operation. Every Thursday through Sunday, the shop will open for delivery service from 8 p.m. until midnight.

Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees

A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study s...

Another species of Varroa mite threatens European honeybees

(Purdue University) A sister species of the Varroa destructor mite is developing the ability to parasitize European honeybees, threatening pollinators already hard pressed by pesticides, nutritional deficiencies and disease, a Purdue University study says.

Trump's new EPA boss denies climate change, loves pesticides

Did you down a glass of neonicotinoids  today? They’re delicious, nutritious, and totally not killing all the bees. An ever-accumulating weight of evidence links declining honeybee health with neonicotinoids, which have exploded in use since the late 1990s. Show More Summary

Light Therapy Could Help Bees Recover From Pesticides

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Red light helped honeybees bounce back after exposure to a neonicotinoid pesticide.

Evolution: Insect invasions and natural selection

last monthAcademics : Nature AOP

Observations of a real-time invasion of Australia by Asian honeybees demonstrate how natural selection can allow a small founding population to overcome the genetic odds stacked against success.

A Multisensory Installation Inspired by the Humble Honeybee

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

Wolfgang Buttress's “The Hive” is an environment designed to amplify public awareness of the critical situation of bees. The post A Multisensory Installation Inspired by the Humble Honeybee appeared first on Hyperallergic.

50 & 100 Years Ago

last monthAcademics : Nature

50 Years AgoThe mandibular gland secretion of the worker honeybee Apis mellifera L., contains 10-hydroxy-?2-decenoic acid and... 2-heptanone... I have shown that 10-hydroxydecenoic acid does not repel foraging honeybees but that 2-heptanone does... Foragers were strongly repelled by

This Synthetic Apiary Could Help Save Dwindling Bee Populations

As honeybees become more threatened, scientists are creating manmade spaces for them to thrive in

6 (Really) Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas for the Kids

So the Honeybee took our two kids out shopping for Halloween costumes this week and spent a grand total of $69.43. This is not only a ghastly amount of money to spend on Halloween costumes, but it’s totally unacceptable in my opinion. What, exactly, did we get for that amount of money? Well, this year […]

Nature: No single protein determines queen development in honeybees

(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

No single protein determines queen development in honeybees

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

MIT Media Lab designs synethetic indoor apiaries to keep honeybees safe year-round

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

Flower hijacks the fragrance of attacked bees to imprison flies

The plant attracts pollinating flies to a temporary prison by mimicking the odour of their favourite food: bits of dead honeybees killed by spiders

Study Finds That Plant Emits the Scent of an Injured Honeybee to Lure Flies

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Plants are liars. There, we said it. All right, fine, not all plants. But a lot of them.

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