Category Archives: Bee Information

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Oregon’s “Solar Apiary” Produces Energy and Pollinator Habitats

Large scale solar farms offer an environmentally-friendly alternative to old fuel-burning power plants, but they don’t always make the most efficient use of the land on which they’re built. In many cases, these solar farms are constructed on acres of monoculture grass that replace agricultural lands and habitats for local wildlife. Recently, however, some solar… Continue Reading

New Microscopic Particles Absorb Toxins in Honey Bees

New Microscopic Particles Absorb Toxins in Honey Bees

Neonicotinoid pesticides have emerged as one of the foremost threats to honey bee colonies in recent years, but a new type of micro-particle developed by researchers at Washington State University could help protect bees from the toxic effects of pesticide exposure. These tiny particles—which are roughly the size and shape of a grain of pollen—act… Continue Reading

Researchers Use Honey Bees to Study the Human Brain

Researchers Use Honey Bees to Study the Human Brain

The human brain is a fantastically complex organ that has mystified scientists and philosophers for centuries. The average brain contains about 100 billion neurons that work in tandem to help us perceive the world around us and execute cognitive tasks quickly and efficiently. But because they seem to defy the conventional rules that govern other… Continue Reading