honeybees

Wasps

Wasps Are Capable of Basic Logical Reasoning, Study Finds

Paper wasps are the first known insects to perform a key form of deductive logic called transitive inference.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.19
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
hurricane maria

Puerto Rico’s honeybees are scrounging for food after Hurricane Maria

Christina Sterbenz
10.9.17
not the bees

New Field Tests Find These Pesticides Are Harming Bees

It’s long been suspected this was bad for bees.
Lisa Cumming
6.29.17
buzz worthy

Teeny Bee Probiotics Can Help Prevent Colony Collapse

Researchers found that probiotics helped protect against infection and heat stress.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.20.17
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
You'll Sleep When You're Dead

Giraffes Use Their Butts as Pillows, and Other Weird Animal Sleep Habits

Our picks for the five oddest sleep behaviors found on Earth.
Becky Ferreira
1.22.16
Canada

Canadian Thieves Somehow Stole Half a Million Angry Honey Bees

Between climate change, toxic pesticides, and even cell phones, there is no shortage of threats to honey bee populations. But now, beekeepers also have to be on the lookout for thieves.
Nick Rose
8.31.15
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
Art

Don't Touch the Beehive Sculpture at MoMA

The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden is literally buzzing with Pierre Huyghe's 'Untilled (Liegender Frauenakt).'
Nicole Walsh
7.7.15
News

Why It's So Hard to Figure Out What's Killing the Bees

Researchers have been testing a number of theories, but the answer seems to lie in a confluence of interacting factors.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.15.15
bees

Yep, America's Bees Are Still Dying

In a comprehensive study released yesterday, researchers from the University of Maryland found that in the past year US beekeepers lost 42 percent of their bees. This is the second highest annual loss ever.
Jesse Hirsch
5.14.15
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