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The social insects, including bees, wasps, ants and termites have developed a highly advanced society where division of labor amongst workers to serve the queen's reproduction has long fascinated biologists who have wanted to uncover the molecular pathways driving the complex behavior of insect societies.
According to scientists at Arizona State University, honey bees may hold clues to human taste perception and metabolic disorders.
Why are bee colonies worldwide suffering mysterious deaths?
According to US researchers on Monday, a Colorado wastewater treatment plant has received upgrades to help filter out gender-bending chemicals that were affecting fish.
A new study of food-choice behavior in honey bees, published April 1 in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics, has identified a gene involved in bees' decisions to bring protein or nectar back to the colony.
By Sumpter, John Phillip In the last few years, it has been demonstrated that many human pharmaceuticals are present in the aquatic environment, albeit at very low concentrations.
One of the puzzling questions in the evolution of bees is how some species developed social behaviors. Arizona State University Life Sciences associate professor Gro Amdam thinks part of the answer can be traced back to bee reproductive traits.