Honeybees, Research, Resilience, Health, Breed

Scientists Hoping to Breed Disease Resistant Bees

Pathogen Patterns By studying the genes of honeybees, scientists may one day better comprehend the diseases and viruses that affect them, specifically how their genes resist. “In the past decade, honeybee populations have experienced severe and persistent losses across the Northern Hemisphere, mainly due to the effects of pathogens, such as fungi and viruses,” says…

Soccer, Bumblebees, Research, Colony

Scientists Train Bees to Play Soccer

Not only are bees a key component of our ecosystem, but they’re also extremely intelligent. Specifically, bumblebees have demonstrated an aptitude for learning various activities, including sports. In a recently published study by Science, researchers from London’s Queen Mary University discovered that bees can learn complex tasks we never would have expected—like playing soccer.  The team…

waffles, manuka honey, peaches

Waffles with Honey Cream and Grilled Peaches

For those who love breakfast more than any other meal of the day—and love trying new things for themselves or their family—these homemade waffles with honey cream and grilled peaches are a surefire way to start the day off right. Using homemade, subtly orange-scented batter, specialized and sweetened cream (thanks to Manuka honey), and deliciously…