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Bees ’self-medicate’ when infected


April 2nd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Honey bees "self-medicate" when their colony is infected with a harmful fungus, with the help of antifungal plant resins to ward off the invader, a study ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Scientists unveil unique ’soldier’ bee


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Scientists have profiled a 'soldier' bee for the first time, programmed to protect its hive from invaders. The discovery was made by a team from the ... Read more...

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Busy bees can fumble like tired humans


December 14th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 14 (IANS) Bees that get little rest can fumble like tired and stressed humans, a study shows. Worker bees have the important job of letting their hive-mates know where to ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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 |

Tibor Szabo wins the ‘Clovermead Bees & Honey Bee Beard Competition’


August 17th, 2010 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Aylmer, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Tibor Szabo created a big buzz, quite literally when he won the ‘Clovermead Bees & Honey Bee Beard Competition’. The other contenders of the contest were sad ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Stingless bees can mummify invading beetles in resin


January 4th, 2010 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January4 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that stingless bees are not easy targets for predators, as they can mummify invading parasitic beetles in resin."They're stopped in their ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health Science |

Worker bees engage in ‘reproductive class war’ with queen


September 10th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): All is not hunky-dory among the members of bee colonies, which are known for their cooperation. A new research has shown a conflict for reproduction between worker bees ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bees and ants are true team players


March 23rd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists from Edinburgh and Oxford Universities have found that bees and ants are true team players unlike other creatures who seek safety in ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Queen bees were not polygamous in the beginning


May 31st, 2008 - 2:43 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 31 (ANI): A team of UK and Australian ecologists says queen bees were not polygamous right from the beginning, and that they became so after ensuring that their offspring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Queen honeybees keep harems of males to produce champion dancers


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has revealed the reason behind honeybee queens extraordinary promiscuity, by showing that the creatures have sex with harems of males to give birth to much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Worker honeybees cheat their way to royalty


November 30th, 2007 - 2:23 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, November 30 (ANI): A genetic analysis of South African Cape honeybees, a sub-species of the Western honeybees, has revealed that worker bees overthrow the monarchy by sneaking their eggs into the ... Read more...

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Promiscuous queen bees reign longer


November 14th, 2007 - 1:53 am ICT by admin
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