Bee

Emerging strain of honeybee virus proves even more deadly

Posted in Featured, Science on 1st Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Viral infections have been identified as a major factor in the continued decline of bee colonies.

Banned EU pesticide affects learning of honeybees but not bumblebees

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

Research into how both species respond to field-realistic-levels of the insecticide 'clothianidin' which was banned for use on flowering crops.

Biologists discover sophisticated 'alarm' signals in honey bees

Posted in Featured, Science on 30th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

These social insects are capable of an incredibly sophisticated level of signaling and communication.

Caffeinated plants give bees a buzz

Posted in Featured, Science on 16th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Many plants produce caffeine in their nectar. An experiment with artificial nectar has now shown that bees are attracted to and even drugged by the compound.

Bee brain simulation used to pilot a drone

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2015
by Alex Muller

The aim of the project is to completely reproduce a bee's brain in digital form, allowing at some point, a flying robot to function as the real thing with onlookers none the wiser.