Honey Bees

Actually, Honey Bees Aren't the Only Insect to Produce Nectar

They're just the most famous.<p>There are seven species of <i>Apis</i> honey bee in the world, all of them native to Asia, Europe, and Africa. <i>Apis mellifera</i>, …

Bees

How Beekeeping Works

Honeybee colonies are ingenious engines of productivity. An individual worker bee may take on seven different functions in her short six-week life, …

Animals

How honeybees maintain protective clumps under stressful conditions

A team of researchers at Harvard University has discovered the means by which honeybees keep their temporary clumps intact during adverse weather …

Bees

Here’s how clumps of honeybees may survive blowing in the wind

A stiff breeze is no match for a clump of honeybees, and now scientists are beginning to understand why.When scouting out a new home, the bees tend …

Bees

Mind Doesn’t Matter Stings

Okay, I’m walking into the woods heading to about 30 beehives and before I do I have to get mentally ready.<p>Keep Calm and Breathe<p>Even started my own …

Bees

Out-of-control driver crashes through beehives holding 250,000 bees in Detroit

<b>DETROIT</b> - Officials said someone drove through a fence and slammed into hives containing 250,000 bees in the city of Detroit.<p>It was a big hit to an …

Bees

The Current Isolationism by Camille Rankine

Bees

Pollinator Public Art Initiative Takes Flight at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The façade of the Great Ape House at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is getting a “bee-autiful” makeover—one that visitors will be buzzing about for …

Bees

Honeybee swarms act like superorganisms to stay together in high winds

A swarm of honeybees acts like a superorganism that responds to physical stress by changing shape – even though doing so comes at a physical cost to …

Bees

Beekeepers buzz with success stories at Omaha Bee Club's annual honey market

Beekeepers of all stripes were buzzing with success stories Sunday at the Omaha Bee Club’s annual honey market in the Bohemian Cemetery.<p>The …

Beekeeping

German teachers fined for treating wasp sting with heated fork

Two teachers in Germany landed themselves in hot water with their method for treating a student's wasp sting. Instead of grabbing an ice pack, the …

Germany

A swarm to backyard beekeeping

I'm wearing two pairs of pants, a long-sleeved shirt beneath a white heavy-duty jacket, thick goatskin gloves and a round helmet with a wire veil. I look like a combination of the Michelin Man and Buzz Lightyear.<p>Earlier in the morning, my husband picked up a cardboard box of bees, or a …

Beekeeping

‘Breathtaking’: Neelakurinji blooms first time in 12 years in Kerala

1 / 8<p>After a gap of around 12 years, Kerala is resplendent, clad in a purplish-blue carpet. The neelakurinji bloomed in the Anamalai hills near …

Photography (India)

Bees, bread and backyard farming: Hear about it all at Homestead-a-polooza in Ferryland

Homesteading and backyard farming is beginning to catch on across the province, and now there's an event to celebrate it.<p>Homestead-a-palooza is …

Beekeeping

Sweet revolution: Second phase of Honey Mission launched in Pune

The Nagpur division has so far distributed 840 boxes among 84 bee-keepers, taking the total to 136 beneficiaries in Maharashtra since the start of …

Bees

Rethinking Agriculture: Protecting Biodiversity Amid Climate Chaos

We are faced with two crises on a planetary scale—climate change and species extinction. Our current modes of production and consumption, which …

Carbon Dioxide

“Telling the Bees”

While most common in the nineteenth century, the practice of “telling the bees” about significant life events endures, albeit in a different form, to …

Bees

Remember the Bees That Swarmed Times Square? We Tried to Find Out Where They Came From

When thousands of bees descended on that hot dog cart in Times Square last month, New Yorkers and tourists were captivated. Especially at seeing a police officer in a beekeeping veil vacuuming up the intruders.<p>But it wasn’t immediately obvious where those 20,000 honeybees in Midtown Manhattan came …

New York City

Boy Dies After Being Attacked by Swarm of Bees While Collecting Leaves for Ganesh Puja

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening when a group of students of government-run primary school were collecting mango leaves and flowers for …

Bees

DO FROGS DRINK HOT CHOCOLATE?

Let’s talk about animal adaptations!Preschoolers are naturally curious and are filled with a million and one questions (on a slow day). Kaner takes …

Bees

Beehave: Exhibition concept arrives in Switzerland

The idea for Beehave emerged and travelled like an agile bee colony going in search of a new place to nest. The exhibition at the Kunsthaus Baselland …

Bees

Rewilding yards and easements saves tax money and invites the delight of spotting wildlife

"It's not the butterflies, it's the turkeys." The contractor put his hands on his hips. The Airfield Falls Conservation Park was under construction …

Texas

'One nest' could spread Asian hornets across Britain

<b>One undetected nest of bee-killing Asian hornets could establish them in England, a scientist has said.</b><p>At a meeting in Jersey, Dr Peter Kennedy said governments should "act early" to counter the threat posed by the insects.<p>However, he said the spread across the UK would likely be at a "lower level" …

Hornets

Keeping honeybees doesn't save bees – or the environment

It’s no secret that bee populations are in decline across the UK and Europe. There has also been a fantastic increase in public awareness over the …

Bees

Mummified Human Corpse Filled With Bees, Wasps and a Squirrel Discovered Hanging From Tree

The partially mummified body of a man has provided an unusual home for a motley crew of woodland creatures. Scientists discovered wasps, honeybees …

Squirrels

Planting Milkweed Will Help Save the Monarch Butterfly

We live in an Age of Extinction. Animals and plants are falling out right and left in the face of 7.6 billion Great Apes (us) clogging up the works. …

Animals

Fresh sightings of bee-killing Asian hornet confirmed in UK – this is how you can spot them

Asian hornets have once again been spotted in the UK – and it could spell bad news for the nation’s honey bees.<p>Government officials have confirmed …

Habitats

Waverley Primary School students abuzz over wraps made out of Whanganui beeswax

More than 100 Waverley Primary School students participated in two practical beeswax wrap-making sessions last week.<p>They did it as part of Bee Aware …

New Zealand

‘Robbing’ honey is a painstaking, but sweet, process

“It’s not stealing honey. We beekeepers call it robbing honey,” says Jeff Harris as he opens a lid on one of his hives to an insistent sound of about …

Bees

Un-bee-lievable: 2018 Shed of the Year winner crowned

Following the unveiling of the 2018 shortlist last month, an overall winner of the 11th annual Cuprinol Shed of the Year has now been declared. …

Bees