Scientists Study Honey Bees to Fight Organized Crime

Scientists Study Honey Bees to Fight Organized Crime

No matter how much we learn about honey bees, it seems there are always fascinating new insights to be gleaned about these remarkable creatures. Recently, scientists at the University of Granada in Spain developed an algorithm based on the social behaviors of honey bees that’s designed to help law enforcement agencies combat organized crime. A… Continue Reading

Scientists Develop App to Help Farmers Support Pollinators

Scientists Develop App to Help Farmers Support Pollinators

North American farmers are on the front lines of the fight to protect honey bees and other pollinators, and now a group of researchers at the University of Vermont (UVM) has developed a software application that makes it easier for farmers to nurture pollinator populations on their properties. The app was developed using data from… Continue Reading

USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

USDA Scientists Are Developing a Sperm Bank for Honeybees

With honeybee colonies struggling to recover from years of population decline, scientists working at the US Department of Agriculture laboratories in Fargo, North Dakota are hedging their bets in a new facility designed to preserve the genetic material of honeybees for future generations. Until recently, honeybees were the only domesticated species that didn’t have an… Continue Reading