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Psychologists find examples of conscientiousness, such as working hard, paying attention to detail and striving to do the right thing, throughout the animal kingdom
University of California - Berkeley
Humans are not the only species to show a strong work ethic and scruples. UC Berkeley researchers have found evidence of conscientiousness in insects, reptiles, birds, fish and other critters.
In reviewing nearly …
The emergence of colonies with individuals more robust and larger than other workers coincided with the appearance of "robber bees"
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo
Like ants and termites, several species of stingless bees have specialized guards or soldiers to defend their colonies from attacks by natural enemies.
The differentiation of these guardian bees, which are more robust, …
By Julie Shapiro
Grabbing a meal on the go isn’t easy — and that’s true whether you’re a human or a bee.
Like us, honey bees face a wide variety of challenges every day. Finding nutritious, complete meals is increasingly becoming a problem for these industrious pollinators. The rapid and recent losses of pollinator habitat and forage across North America, driven in …
Queen Mary University of London
Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee's ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
The researchers used artificial flowers in a tightly-monitored flight arena in the laboratory to mimic how flowering plants use animals as pollen carriers and reward pollinators with sugars found in floral nectar.
The team sought …
Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health
Summer is approaching, and for many allergy sufferers this means it is time to start fearing bee stings. "Allergic reactions to insect venoms are potentially life-threatening, and constitute one of the most severe hypersensitivity reactions," explains PD Dr. Simon Blank, research group leader at the Center of Allergy & Environment (ZAUM), …
Courtesy of Renee Duff, Accuweather meteorologist
Beekeepers Are Losing Apiaries to the Fire
Editors Note: Initial reports indicate that several commercial beekeepers have suffered severe colony losses in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge area where they had located apiaries for honey flows.
As crews continue to battle the massive West Mims Fire, mainly dry weather will worsen the wildfire and drought situation across …
Firestone, Colorado, May 8, 2017 – At its most recent board meeting, the National Honey Board (NHB) swore in its newest members, appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture appoints members to the NHB after reviewing qualified nominations from certified national organizations.
Prior to the day and a half board meeting, which took place …