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Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria
...ingly healthy colonies become ill and the complete hive
collapses in about two weeks. "The native Chinese...rging bees. This, however, does not lead to sudden hive
collapse. Something else is involved that makes bee mites so harmful to bee colonies. The Penn Stat...
Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters
...ative decision-making process when selecting a new hive
or foraging, and at ants' (Solenopsis invicta) behavior when they are under threat. The research team, which includes biological, computer and social scientists and civil engineers, will apply their natural-world findings to three major areas: colla...
Honeybee decision-making ability rivals any department committee
...llent collective decisions," said Seeley. When a hive
gets too crowded, its queen and half the hive
will swarm to a nearby tree and quietly wait while several hundred scouts go house hunting. To explo...
Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains
...play a role in the bees' shift from working in the hive
to foraging, displaying and interpreting dance language, and in defending the hive," said Jonathan Sweedler, a William H. and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry and the director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center at the University of Illinois ...
Honey bee genome holds clues to social behavior
...Adult worker bees perform a number of tasks in the hive
when they are young, such as caring for eggs and l...for nectar and pollen as they age. However, if the hive
has a shortage of foragers, some of the young nurse bees will switch jobs and become foragers. The...
Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest
...ay not only bring help, but also attract the small hive
beetle. Now, an international team of researchers has found that small hive
beetles can detect some alarm pheromones at levels below that detected by honeybees. The beetles as...
Peanut allergies overstated, study finds
...tentially allergic to peanut, he or she will get a hive
as a result of the peanut skin-prick-test. Allergists measure the size of the hive
in millimetres. In this study, a third of the children with a hive
of eight millimetres - which h...