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Honey Bees Learning the Differences Between Australian and European Art

For insects, honey bees are notoriously intelligent, boasting exceptional navigation skills, communication skills, and the unique ability among insects to comprehend abstract concepts. However, based on recent reports, they may have to add art connoisseur to their repertoire. As part of the Great Australian Bee Challenge from ABC Catalyst, honey bees have been shown to…

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‘Bee Man’ Urging Limits for Home Honey Bee Hives

According to Norman Gary, a retired apiculturist, pesticides, predators, parasites, and a variety of microorganisms are constantly threatening honey bees’ chances of survival. However, another, more obscure threat exists—hobbyist beekeepers in urban areas who rear too many hives for honey bees to thrive in any way. Per the 85-year-old Gary, whose experience with bees includes…

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Pesticides Could Affect a Honey Bee’s Social Behavior

While research into neonicotinoid pesticides, which have proven to be harmful to pollinators like honey bees, has brought about many new revelations, scientists announced recent findings that provide new insight into how these pesticides affect the declining pollinating species around the world. It turns out exposure to a specific neonicotinoid pesticide called imidacloprid causes complex…

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Advances at WSU May Help Save Honeybees

Researchers with Washington State University (WSU) may have found a way help save honeybees by introducing micro-particles into the insects’ digestive systems, and from there the particles would absorb the damaging toxins often in pesticides. WSU bioengineering project manager Waled Suliman has stated that the material his team has developed only attracts specific compounds within…

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