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.
Bees Go Eerily Silent During Total Solar Eclipses
“It was like 'lights out' at summer camp!”
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.
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."
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.
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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.
Another Reason We Can’t Live Without Bees: They Can Deliver Pesticides
Thanks, lil guys!
Honey Bee Extinction Will Change Life As We Know It
If bees disappear, so will all of life's modern luxuries.
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.
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.
This Drone Has Artificial Intelligence Modelled on Honey Bee Brains
Forget merging man and machine, these researchers are fusing bee and drone.
The Most Addictive Ingredient in Cigarettes Could Make for Healthier Bees
Talk about getting a buzz (ba dum tss).