Bees Vital to Survival of Crops and Economy

Bees Vital to Survival of Crops and Economy

Bees are absolutely vital to the economy, as well as to the survival of crops. Upon these minute creatures, whole ecosystems depend for the transfer of pollen between plants. Evidence points to a steep decline in the number of honey bee colonies in the United States between 1947 to present. The number of managed beehives […]

Bees Have GPS

Bees Have GPS

Bees can create mental maps of landmarks to use for navigation, which is similar to how humans use GPS. A recent study showed that bees that were captured in the wild and taken far away were able to navigate their way home using a mental map of remembered landmarks rather than using the position of […]

Bees Dying as Causation Debate Continues

Bees Dying as Causation Debate Continues

The debate over the causes of bees dying around the globe continues as a recent Harvard study points to pesticides and a USDA report suggests mite infestation. The Harvard study conducted by Chensheng Lu compared the impact of neonic pesticide application on 12 hives against six other hives in which the chemical was not applied. […]