From Audubon: Bee science is inspiring a new generation of scientists probing how hummingbirds navigate...
Image: from the article, Kathrin Swoboda/Audubon Photography Awards
Think of hummingbirds as 'feathered bees'
South Dakota beekeepers - among the largest players in the U.S. pollination and honey industries - are reeling from a nationwide spike in honeybee colony losses that has the potential to affect 90 different agricultural crops across the country. Photo: Nick Lowrey, South Dakota News Watch, from the article
S.D. Beekeepers face "darkest days"
A fun read on beekeeping 'back when'...Image from the BHL library
A Beekeeper's Manual...From 1840
Unlikely places are an oasis for bees. Read the full article.
Help bees overwinter in your yard. Photo from the article
Winter Bloomiming Plants
Researchers have discovered that honey bees are able to share immunity with other bees and to their offspring in a hive by transmitting RNA ‘vaccines’ through royal jelly and worker jelly...
Image: Artistic view of transmissible RNA in honey bees. Honey bees share bioactive RNA between individuals and across generations through secretion and ingestion of worker and royal jellies. Credit: Claudia Flandol
DISCOVERY COULD AID DEVELOPMENT OF HONEY BEE VACCINES
A philosophical and neurobiological look into the apian mind.
What's it like to be a Bee?
The amazing flexibility of the honey bee is inspiring engineers. Image from article.