Life Goes On For Queenless Bees

What happens when queenless bees have to forage for food and produce new bees at the same time? Researchers find that they adapt and change with their environment.

Bees Bounce Back From Disease

By comparing museum samples with modern bees, scientists have witnessed natural selection in action.

Could ‘Bee Soup’ Reading Save The Bees?

Mitochondrial genome sequencing has made it feasible to track wild bee populations over time, aiding conservation efforts.

Do ‘Ant Repellents’ Protect Nectar Or Bees?

The amount of ant repelling compounds plants produce correlates to the size of the bee polinators they attract, study says.

How Queen Bees Suppress The Rest

Nine-carbon fatty acids secreted by queen bees repress the fertility of worker bees in a hive.

Honeybee Hive Sealant Stimulates Hair Growth

Honeybee propolis treatment encourages hair growth in mice that have been shaved or waxed.

Bee Brains Offer Insight Into Memory Formation

A study of bee brains has revealed that microRNAs targeting the structural protein actin are crucial in memory regulation.

Of Bees, Mites and Viruses

A study documents the spread of bee-killing viruses through New Zealand via the parasitic mite Varroa destructor.

Aircraft Landing System Inspired By Bees

Based on bee vision, the aircraft landing system developed by UQ researchers is fully independent of GPS signals that can be blocked or hacked.