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Bumblebees use complex problem solving skills to minimise the energy they use when flying to collect food, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
It is a mathematical puzzle which has vexed academics and travelling salesmen alike, but new research from Queen Mary, University of London's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, reveals how bumblebees effectively plan their route between the most rewarding flowers while travelling the shortest distances.
Many people associate fear and anxiety when bees are nearby that could result in a painful sting. Bee Screen provides a virtual "sting free" zone for parents, children and the entire family (including pets). Approximately 20,000,000 people in the USA are highly allergic to bee stings.
LA JOLLA, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kashi Company, the premier natural food and lifestyle company, today announced the launch of its first-ever REAL ("Renew Eating and Living") Tour, which officially kicks off in Oxnard, Calif., at the California Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 21, and runs through September.
DURHAM, N.C., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is in full bloom and starting this Earth Day (April 22, 2011), Burt's Bees wants to help celebrate natural beauties and honor their favorite pollinator, the bee, through their Lips Go Bloom tab on the Burt's BeesÂ® Facebook page.
Beekeepers in Australia called on the government this week to accelerate efforts to eradicate the devastating Asian honeybee while it still has a chance.
SUNRISE, Fla., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NaturaNectar LLC is pleased to announce that its exclusive extracts from Brazilian Bee Propolis will be featured in an upcoming segment of "The Art of Living with Marilu Henner".
A York University doctoral student who discovered a new species of bee on his way to the lab one morning has completed a study that examines 84 species of sweat bees in Canada.
Beautiful wildflowers might someday be planted in "bee pastures," floral havens created as an efficient, practical, environmentally friendly, and economically sound way to produce successive generations of healthy young bees.
For the first time, researchers at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute track unique signals from tiny transmitters glued to individual orchid bees, yielding new insight into the role of bees in tropical forest ecosystems.
Melissophobia or the fear of bees, from Greek melissa, meaning honey bee and phobos, meaning fear, and sometimes misspelled as melissaphobia and known also as apiphobia, is one of the most common fears among people and is kind of a specific phobia. The majority of the population have been stung by a bee or had friends or family members stung. A child may fall victim to a bee sting while playing outside. The sting can be rather painful and in some individuals results in swelling which might...
Apiology is the scientific study of honey bees, a subdiscipline of melittology (the study of all bees), which is a subdiscipline of entomology. Melittology comprises of more than 17,000 species other than the honey bee. Apiology includes apicology, which is the study of honey bee ecology. Honey bees are often chosen as a study group to answer questions on the evolution of social systems. People who study honey bees are called apiologists. There have been a number of notable apiologists...
The bumblebee is a flying insect of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae and a relative of the common honeybee. The bumblebee feeds on nectar and gathers pollen to feed its young. They are beneficial to humans and the plant world alike, and tend to be larger than other members of the bee family. Most bumblebee species are gentle. From this comes their original name: "Humblebee". Bumblebees are social insects that are known for their black and yellow striped bodies, a commonality among the...
PHOTO CAPTION: Megachile centuncularis (L.) a European leaf-cutter bee, cutting a Wisteria leaf. Photo taken by Keith Edkins The Megachilidae are a family of mainly solitary bees. They carry pollen in specialized structures called scopae. These scopae are located under the abdomen, rather than on the hind legs like in the honey bee. Megachilidae are commonly known as mason and leaf cutter bees, reflecting the materials they build their nest cells from, such as clay or leaves. Most species...
Carpenter bees (Xylocopinae subfamily) are considered to be important pollinators, especially of open-faced flowers, though they are also known to "rob" nectar by boring holes in the sides of flowers with deep corollas (thus not accomplishing pollination). The smaller species tunnel into pithy stems to build their nests. Other species bore holes in wood and can become pests in wood construction. Carpenter bees are often mistaken for bumblebees. They are similar in size and coloring. The...
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