honeybees

The bees were heading for beesiness class (The Funny Side)


September 21st, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
DID YOU SEE that news story about a swarm of bees which declared war on an airport? They buzzzzzed into the cargo hold of a passenger flight in Kolkata and had ... Read more...

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Bees may help improve robotic vision, says study


May 14th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 14 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled how the bee brain uses multiple rules to process visual problems, a breakthrough that could enable robots see as clearly as humans, a ... Read more...

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Bee swarms make decisions like humans


December 11th, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 11 (IANS) Both humans and insects make decisions in a similar way but bees could teach us about how our brains work. James Marshall, computer scientist and study ... Read more...

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Good health unthinkable without honeybee


June 26th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 26 (IANS) Good health is unthinkable without the tireless efforts of the humble honeybees, butterflies other pollinators. Thanks to their presence, an abundance of vitamins and minerals from ... Read more...

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Bees navigate home by ‘reading the sky’


May 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) How do bees display this incredible knack of navigating cross-country? Scientists have now hit upon the reason for this -- bees are sky readers!Bees can home ... Read more...

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Royal jelly helps queen bee live 40 times longer


April 25th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Royal jelly is a thick, milky-white substance secreted by the glands of honeybees -- and queen bees feed exclusively on it and live 40 times longer ... Read more...

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Study: Ban pesticides as these are causing bee deaths


January 21st, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An investigation to determine the exact cause of the dwindling numbers of honeybees in the United Kingdom has placed the blame right on the doorstep of some ... Read more...

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New pesticides killing honeybees worldwide


January 21st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) A new generation of pesticides could explain why honeybees are vanishing worldwide.According to a study, the chemicals, which are routinely used on farms and garden centres, attack the ... Read more...

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Bumblebees on verge of extinction?


January 5th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Four previously abundant species of the bumblebee, considered one of the most important plant pollinators, are on the verge of being wiped out, a study says.There has been ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Police Releases Surveillance Video Of L.A. Tan Robbery, Suspect Might Be “Honeybee Killer”


December 16th, 2010 - 8:37 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Orland Park, Dec 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The law enforcement officials of Orland Park have released a surveillance video of a robbery which shows the incident inside the LA Tan salon, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Sleep-deprived bees make poor dancers: Study


December 14th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 14 (ANI): Like humans, bees aren't at their best on the job if they've been deprived of sleep, according to a new study.The research showed that sleep-deprived bees are less ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honey bee? No, aircraft on autopilot!


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 2 (IANS) It can do the loop, the barrel roll and is precise and deft. And no, it's not a honey bee. A novel autopilot can now help aircraft perform ... Read more...

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Chinese men don ‘honeybee suits’ for show!


November 22nd, 2010 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 22 (ANI): Two staff at a China bee farm covered themselves in tens of thousands of bees during a performance in Nanning, capital of southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.Yang ... Read more...

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Bee swarm delays Chennai-Port Blair flight by 30 minutes


November 17th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Chennai, Nov 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Passengers who were waiting to board the Chennai-Port Blair flight had some unexpected company in the form of a swarm of bees. They managed to delay ... Read more...

Posted in Odd news |

Dougherty County Man Curtis Davis Killed By Africanized “Killer Bees”, Authorities Confirm


October 25th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Oct 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Africanized honey bees which are popularly known as "killer bees" killed an old Dougherty County man Curtis Davis, the Georgia state's agricultural commissioner announced the ... Read more...

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Unlike us, honeybees don’t have trouble rescheduling biological clocks


October 14th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that unlike humans, honeybees, when thrown into highly time-altered new societal roles, are able to alter ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Honeybees can give humans a lesson in democracy


October 3rd, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): A Cornell biologist has revealed that when honeybees seek a new home, they choose the best site through a democratic process that humans would do well to emulate.In ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Social environment changes bees’ behaviour and internal clocks


September 15th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): A new study has suggested that honeybees, which are removed from their usual roles in the hive, undergo changes in their behaviour and internal clocks.These findings indicate that ... Read more...

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Honeybees may have evolved to be ‘cleverer’ in the morning


August 8th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 08 (ANI): A new study has found that honeybees are cleverer in the morning.The study found that the earliest rising bees catch the best flower and ultimately the best meal ... Read more...

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Artificial bee eye could improve visual navigation in mobile robots


August 7th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Scientists have created an imaging system that mimics a honeybee's field of view.The lightweight system could change the way we build mobile robots and small flying vehicles.The artificial ... Read more...

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What makes a bee grow up to be a queen?


July 15th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Putting a new piece into the puzzle of what makes a bee grow up to be a queen, researchers have found that a key protein in the insulin ... Read more...

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Like humans, roaches too ‘recommend eating joints’ to each other


June 5th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Research suggests that cockroaches, just like humans, share their local knowledge of the best food sources and follow 'recommendations' from others.Assumed to forage for their own food till ... Read more...

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Honeybees headbutt hive mates to warn them of danger at food source


February 21st, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Honeybees warn their nest mates about dangers at a food source by headbutting, according to a new study.According to a biologist at UC San Diego, honey bees warn ... Read more...

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Mosquito nose transplant may help in malaria fight


February 16th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists at Vanderbilt and Yale universities have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.They have successfully transplanted most of the 'nose' of the mosquito that ... Read more...

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Brain selective about retaining key smells out of thousands


February 8th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 8 (IANS) Every single moment the brain is forced to process thousands of separate odours from the world around us. Through a new study of honeybees, scientists have discovered the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Deadly scorpion venom used to develop safe, ecological pesticide


January 12th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 12 (ANI): Researchers have made use of powerful, paralysing venom produced by scorpions to develop a safe and ecologically sound pesticide that immobilises animal prey on the spot.Prof. Michael Gurevitz, ... Read more...

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Aussie bees ‘mummify’ beetle intruders alive


December 21st, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): An Australian stingless bee has a stern way of dealing with any beetle that tries to enter its hive - the parasitic interloper is mummified alive as the ... Read more...

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Killer bees may have nasty sting, but they aren’t too smart


November 20th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that killer bees may be among the most feared of all insects because of their sting, but they aren't too smart.Killer ... Read more...

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Tiny insect brains can perform remarkable feats of mental gymnastics


November 18th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 18 (ANI): A growing number of studies indicate that although insects have tiny brains, they can perform some seriously impressive feats of mental gymnastics.According to a report in Discovery News, ... Read more...

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Insects and bigger animals equally intelligent


November 18th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite dot sized brains, says a new study. "Animals with bigger brains are not necessarily more intelligent," according to ... Read more...

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Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals


November 18th, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Bigger is not necessarily better, at least when it comes to brains, says a new study, which found that tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger ... Read more...

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Liam Gallagher urges to save honeybees


October 3rd, 2009 - 10:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 3 (ANI): Oasis rocker Liam Gallagher is campaigning to save honeybees from becoming extinct.The singer has warned humanity is in "proper bother" if the honey-producing insects die out as a ... Read more...

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Bees kill man at wife’s cremation


September 20th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 20 (IANS) A 50-year-old man died after being stung by a swarm of honeybees while he was cremating his wife in a Madhya Pradesh village, police said Sunday. Jaam Singh Girdhan ... Read more...

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List of the hardest working members of animal kingdom


September 8th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 8 (ANI): It's not just humans who need to work hard in order to earn a living, many wild animals too have to toil themselves throughout the year to survive.However, ... Read more...

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Heat turns high-fructose corn syrup into honey bee killer


August 27th, 2009 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Heat fosters the formation of a potentially dangerous toxic substance in high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) killing honey bees who had the syrup, says a new study. This may ... Read more...

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