The Buzz on Bees
Humanity's indispensable insect ally is facing an array of threats, many man-made
Solving the Mystery of the Vanishing Bees
The mysterious ailment called colony collapse disorder has wiped out large numbers of the bees that pollinate a third of our crops. The causes turn out to be surprisingly complex, but solutions are emerging...
Plan Bee: As Honeybees Die Out, Will Other Species Take Their Place?
In a race against time, researchers propagate native solitary bees as an alternative to our most important pollinators
Stingless Bees Mummify Enemies
Lacking a stinger is no barrier to kicking butt in the evolutionary cage match between Australian bees and hive-invading parasites
Urban Beekeepers Keep Cities Abuzz with Pollinators
Home sweet home: Not all honeybees work far afield--some are making honey high in the rooftops
Why do bees buzz?
Searching for What's Behind the Bee Decline
One million of the 2.4 million U.S. honeybee colonies perished last winter. What's behind the die-off is still a mystery, but one researcher plans to spend this summer gathering clues
Longstanding Puzzle of Honeybee Flight Solved at Last
Exploring Consciousness through the Study of Bees
Bees display a remarkable range of talents—abilities that in a mammal such as a dog we would associate with consciousness
Social Honeybee Shares Genetic Secrets
Seven Hawaiian bees risk extinction
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation last week petitioned the U.S. Department of the Interior to protect seven Hawaiian bee species under the Endangered Species Act.
The Curious Case of Bees
Honeybees: A European import vital to food production--or are they? David Biello reports
Is Life Too Hard for Honeybees?
Researchers zero in on the culprits behind colony collapse disorder