honey bees

motherboard

Honeybees Can Add and Subtract, Study Finds

After discovering that honeybees understand the concept of zero, scientists tested the insect’s ability to spot gains and losses.
Becky Ferreira
2.6.19
bees

Bees Go Eerily Silent During Total Solar Eclipses

“It was like 'lights out' at summer camp!”
Becky Ferreira
10.10.18
bee deaths

Popular Weed Killer May Be Responsible for Global Bee Deaths

An ingredient in the popular herbicide, Roundup, may be related to colony collapse disorder, say scientists.
Sarah Emerson
9.26.18
killer bees

A Swarm of 80,000 ‘Killer’ Bees Stung a California Woman 200 Times

"She had them on her face, around her mouth, around her ears, her neck and her hair."
Becky Ferreira
7.18.18
Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira
6.7.18
The Sick Day Issue

Hunting for Hallucinogenic Honey in Nepal

Each year, an increasing number of Nepalis leave rural villages to work abroad, and honey hunting has become a way for the villagers to maintain a connection with their ancestors.
David Caprara
9.14.16
Food

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

Thanks, lil guys!
Kaleigh Rogers
8.2.16
extinction

Honey Bee Extinction Will Change Life As We Know It

If bees disappear, so will all of life's modern luxuries.
Sarah Emerson
6.7.16
bees

Nearly Half of America's Beehives Died Last Year

Bees are dying en masse and scientists aren’t sure exactly why—and this year, there was no miraculous turnaround.
Wyatt Marshall
5.16.16
ANIMALS

Diesel Fuel Is Threatening Bees, But Hops Might Save Them

In addition to pesticides, mites, and poor nutrition, there’s a new problem: Diesel fumes can confuse bees’ sense of smell, making it harder for them to find food.
Wyatt Marshall
10.25.15
Goodbye Meatbags

This Drone Has Artificial Intelligence Modelled on Honey Bee Brains

Forget merging man and machine, these researchers are fusing bee and drone.
Emiko Jozuka
4.14.15
disease

The Most Addictive Ingredient in Cigarettes Could Make for Healthier Bees

Talk about getting a buzz (ba dum tss).
Kaleigh Rogers
2.17.15
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