bumblebees

Motherboard

Swarms of Sensor-Wearing Bees Could Monitor Crops Better Than Drones

Bumblebees carrying electronic sensor backpacks could monitor crops like agricultural drones.
Samantha Cole
12.13.18
busy bees

Scientists Used a Little Bee Puppet to Teach Real Bees How to Play Bee ‘Soccer’

A new experiment tests out bees’ abilities to learn new skills.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.17
Food

Bees Can Count to Four, Display Emotions, and Teach Each Other New Skills

Recent studies provide insight into the cognitive power of one of the planet’s tiniest brains.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.5.16
Food

Another Reason We Can’t Live Without Bees: They Can Deliver Pesticides

Thanks, lil guys!
Kaleigh Rogers
8.2.16
Memory

This Is What a CT Scan of a Bumblebee's Brain Looks Like

Researchers have used new micro-CT imaging to see inside a bee’s brain.
Emiko Jozuka
2.24.16
Google

Bumblebees Are Teaching Smart Cars How To Drive

New research is using the flight of the bumblebee to figure out how to program smart cars.
Melissa Cronin
11.15.15
tipping point

Rising Temperatures Are Squishing Bumblebee Habitats

The southern portion of bumblebee ranges is moving northward in North America and Europe, while their northern range remains the same.
Rob Verger
7.9.15
tipping point

Bees Might Be Addicted to Nicotine-Like Insecticides That Are Killing Them

Two new scientific studies reveal not only that wild bees might reproduce less frequently when exposed to certain insecticides — but they might also become addicted to the chemicals.
Aaron Cantú
4.24.15
Science

Tiny Tracking Chips Will Help Us Understand Why Bees Are Dying

RFID chips are already used to track bees, but a new design boosts their signal to provide more data on bee behavior.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.24.15
honey

Bees That Fly Together Die Together

More evidence that honeybees and bumblebees are sharing diseases between one another.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.4.15