A new study published in Science shows that it is possible for bees to be optimistic, especially after being able to experience or indulge in sugar-concentrated water. The researchers want to find out if insects, just like people, are also capable of having positive emotions such as happiness.
A new study revealed that commonly used insecticides could affect the reproductive abilities of queen bees and promote poor brood health in bee colonies.
Reforestation program in China have good sides, but there are still things to consider especially when it comes to the biodiversity and the existing wildlife.
Neurotoxins sprayed in a town in South Carolina to kill Zika-carrying mosquitoes exterminate milllions of bees.
Despite being exposed to human food that contains processed sugar, urban bees stick to their healthy flower-nectar diet.
Beekeepers across the United States reported an increase in the summer loss and winter loss rates of their bee colonies, totalling to 44.1 percent of annual losses from April 2015 to April 2016.
Certain colors confuse bees, so flowers will tone down the iridescence of their petals to attract bees and increase their chances of pollination.
Researchers have discovered that the vast majority of infected hives can be traced back to one source -- the European honeybee, which is consistenly traded and imported to North America.
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters their offspring's DNA at birth. This keeps "princesses" sterile and working busily for the colony.
Carpenter bees engage in dogfighting-like behaviors to defend their hives and prevent other bees from laying eggs in their carefully-constructed homes. Using a GoPro, researcher Dr. Brandon Jackson of Longwood University recently filmed the bee's rather unique aerial combat style.
A new identification key highlights 74 species of cuckoo wasps -- wasps known for their propensity to steal other insects' nests, as cuckoo birds do with other birds -- found in the Nordic and Baltic countries. This includes the "Northern" cuckoo wasp (Chrysis borealis), which is new to science.
Wild bees are disappearing from many major agricultural areas across the United States, including California’s Central Valley, the Midwest’s corn belt and the Mississippi River valley. To help examine the problem. University of Vermont (UVM) researchers have created the first national map of bee populations.
Australian blue-banded bees take a heavy metal approach to pollination. A team of researchers recently filmed the bees' headbanging technique, which reportedly maximizes pollen release and allows bees to spend less time pollinating each flower.
A new study from Australian researchers talks about non-bee pollinators that make kiwi, coffee, mangoes, canola and others thrive.