Despite their “miniature brains,” honeybees can harness both long-term rules and short-term memory in order to solve math problems.
By Vicky Stein
Neonicotinoid pesticides commonly found in agricultural areas kill bees and hurt their ability to reproduce, two separate large-scale studies confirmed Thursday.
By Roni Dengler
A new study in the journal Nature suggests that the relationship between humans and honeybees may have begun over 9,000 years ago.
By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
In recent years, research has shown that rare fungi found in the old-growth forests of Western Washington can help fight viruses, including tuberculosis, smallpox and bird flu. What if the honeybee would see similar health benefits from wood-rotting mushrooms?…
By Ken Christensen, KCTS9/Earthfix
Five years ago, honeybees began dying in large numbers and hives were becoming defunct. Spencer Michels reports on the scientists who are still trying to figure out why this is happening and what can be done to help the problem.
Beekeepers and farmers around the country are worried this year as the honeybees used to pollinate crops have been vanishing from their hives, a phenomenon known as "colony collapse disorder."…
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