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.

Poll launched to find the UK's favourite insect

Posted in Featured, Science on 3rd Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

The small tortoiseshell butterfly is in the shortlist of 10 insects selected by the Royal Society of Biology.

Not so crowded? New findings on global species richness

Posted in Featured, Science on 8th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Earth may contain millions fewer species than previously thought. New findings narrow species estimates for insects and terrestrial arthropods.

Some Bees Are Busier Than Others

Posted in Featured, Science on 3rd Aug, 2014
by Alex Muller

About 20% of the bees in a beehive account for 50% of the foraging activity. However, the slacker bees step up if the hard working ones are removed.