Bees receiving low doses of caffeine had improved memory, and that's good for plant pollination.
The secret world of plants and insects just got a little less mysterious thanks to a new finding that reveals a discreet electrical communications dynamic.
We all know bees can sting. We recently began discussing the fact that some drink your tears. And since Halloween is just around the corner, this seems like a great time to let you know the following: researchers have found that honey bees can bite, as well — and this is actually good news!
Hope you aren't a fan of sleeping, because this may keep you awake: A new species of bees were discovered that drink sweat from your skin and tears from your eyes. Kind of makes me hope for the extinction of bees.
Remember when everyone was freaking out about the mass deaths of bees back in 2006? Well, while the general populace may have decided to go back to eating its honey completely care-free, scientists have been hard at work trying to discover the cause.The newest suspect? High-fructose corn syrup.
Forget the fact that bees are super cute and stupendously important to our agricultural economy and general survival as a species. Let's just be selfish for a minute: honey tastes really, really good, and with this urban beehive concept from Philips, you can harvest unlimited amounts of liquid gold straight out of your wall.
Bees have been having some trouble lately: they're all dying off, and nobody's really sure why. This is a big deal, a really big deal, and up in Canada, they're breeding genetically enhanced super bees to try to fix everything. Nothing like this ever goes horribly wrong in the movies, so it must be a good idea.
Honeybees have been having some issues lately, so it's no surprise that their recent buzzing might seem to be a bit down in pitch. What is a surprise is that bees might actually be feeling kinda pessimistic about the whole thing, as some recent research shows that bees could have emotions like we do.
Despite the Doctor's supposition (Doctor Who, The Stolen Earth) that the bees were led off planet by wavelengths in the Tandocca Scale, it seems the answer is more terrestrial. A new study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology reports that honeybees are "fatally confused by the electromagnetic signals coming out of cellphones."
We've heard a lot about the decline of bees in recent years. And while the causes are not yet fully understood, a group of people in England came up with a solution: a "refueling and nesting center" for bees. That's right, just like that bird feeder in your yard, this little contraption will help bees survive when they can't find a natural habitat.