Latest Bee & Beekeeping News From Around the World

23 May 2024: Citizen Scientists Significantly Contribute to Bee Research- https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/citizen-scientists-significantly-contribute-to-bee-research-387064

22 May 2024: Remember the bee-pocalypse? Another false environmentalist story- https://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/2024/05/22/remember-the-bee-pocalypse-another-false-environmentalist-story/

22 May 2024: How scientists accidentally found out that some bees can hibernate underwater- https://www.popsci.com/science/bees-can-hibernate-underwater/

22 May 2024: First International Forum for Action on Sustainable Beekeeping and Pollination gives new impetus to international cooperation on pollinator protection- https://www.fao.org/newsroom/detail/first-international-forum-for-action-on-sustainable-beekeeping-and-pollination-gives-new-impetus-to-international-cooperation-on-pollinator-protection/en

21 May 2024: Archaeologists find ancient Maya beekeeping tools on Maya Train route- https://mexiconewsdaily.com/culture/archaeologists-find-ancient-maya-beekeeping-tools/

21 May 2024: ‘Bees are under a double threat’: Beekeepers in Bosnia are battling climate change and disease- https://www.euronews.com/green/2024/05/21/bees-are-under-a-double-threat-beekeepers-in-bosnia-are-battling-climate-change-and-diseas

21 May 2024: British bees ‘too scared to go out’ because of Asian hornet threat- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/21/british-bees-too-scared-to-go-out-because-of-asian-hornets/

16 May 2024: Hopes beer made from killer bees will create buzz- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/c4n1nn1z649o

16 May 2024: Honeybee populations are hitting record numbers. Weren’t they dying off before?- https://www.marketplace.org/2024/05/16/honeybee-populations-are-hitting-record-numbers-werent-they-dying-off-before/

16 May 2024: ‘Bee Safe’ Pesticides Not So Safe For Wild Bees, U of G Study Reveals- https://news.uoguelph.ca/2024/05/bee-safe-pesticides-not-so-safe-for-wild-bees-u-of-g-study-reveals/

14 May 2024: Study Suggests Beekeepers Live Longer Lives, Correlates With Honey Consumption- https://wgrt.com/study-suggests-beekeepers-live-longer-lives-correlates-with-honey-consumption/

8 May 2024: Bees’ ability to withstand heat varies by size and sex- https://www.earth.com/news/squash-bees-ability-withstand-heat-varies-size-sex/

6 May 2024: Bumblebees Surprise Us Again: New Study Reveals Their Impressive Cooperative Skills- https://www.sciencealert.com/bumblebees-surprise-us-again-new-study-reveals-their-impressive-cooperative-skills

6 May 2024: Collective behaviour: Stingless bees are self-organised nest builders- https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0960982224003865

4 May 2024: Bumblebee nests are overheating to fatal levels, study finds- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/article/2024/may/04/bumblebees-overheating-threat-global-heating-temperatures-aoe

2 May 2024: The 2023-2024 United States Beekeeping Survey is live- https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/the-united-states-beekeeping-survey-is-live

1 May 2024: These stunning close-up photos offer a window onto the world of bees- https://www.newscientist.com/article/2428811-these-stunning-close-up-photos-offer-a-window-onto-the-world-of-bees/

1 May 2024: Bees understand the benefits of teamwork, study finds- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/01/bumblebees-understand-benefits-teamwork-study-together-food/

29 Apr 2024: Wild bees are under threat from domestic bees, invasive species, pathogens and climate change- https://theconversation.com/wild-bees-are-under-threat-from-domestic-bees-invasive-species-pathogens-and-climate-change-but-we-can-help-227102

28 Apr 2024: Ecological amplitude and indication potential of mining bees- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-59138-9

24 Apr 2024: A vaccine for bees has an unexpected effect- https://www.sciencenews.org/article/honeybee-vaccine-protect-bacteria-virus

23 Apr 2024: UK on high alert for Asian hornet invasion after sightings skyrocket by 3,000 per cent- https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/uk-high-alert-asian-hornet-32650084

19 Apr 2024: Honeybee Population Decline Is More Complex Than Previously Thought- https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/honeybee-population-decline-is-more-complex-than-previously-thought-385909

17 Apr 2024: Bees can survive for a week underwater- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/04/17/bees-can-survive-for-a-week-underwater/

16 Apr 2024: Bumblebees threatened by pesticides? Independent German university study finds wild bees ‘relatively resistant’ to even potent chemical cocktails- https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2024/04/16/bumblebees-threatened-by-pesticides-independent-german-university-study-finds-wild-bees-relatively-resistant-to-even-potent-chemical-cocktails/

15 Apr 2024: Taiwan’s Growing Trend in Urban Beekeeping Boosts Pollination and Environmental Awareness- https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/61350/20240415/taiwans-growing-trend-urban-beekeeping-boosts-pollination-environmental-awareness.htm

15 Apr 2024: Heat and desiccation tolerances predict bee abundance under climate change- https://phys.org/news/2024-04-desiccation-tolerances-bee-abundance-climate.html

11 Apr 2024: The shrill carder: once-common bumblebee heading for extinction- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/11/the-shrill-carder-once-common-bumblebee-heading-for-extinction

10 Apr 2024: Bees, like humans, can preserve cultural traditions- https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2024/04/10/bees-like-humans-can-preserve-cultural-traditions

10 Apr 2024: Orchid bees are endangered by deforestation in the Amazon- https://www.earth.com/news/orchid-bees-are-endangered-by-deforestation-in-the-amazon/

10 Apr 2024: Single-crop farming has potential to harm bees, study finds- https://phys.org/news/2024-04-crop-farming-potential-bees.html

9 Apr 2024: One-Crop Farming Can Be Bad for Bee Health- https://www.futurity.org/bee-health-pollinators-one-crop-farming-3203732/

3 Apr 2024: In an Australian tomato farm, drones take the place of bees- https://www.context.news/nature/bees-vs-drones-how-tech-is-tackling-crop-pollination

3 Apr 2024: Early warning system to track Asian hornets unveiled by UK researchers- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/apr/03/early-warning-system-track-asian-hornets-university-of-exeter

29 Mar 2024: Wait, does America suddenly have a record number of bees?- https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2024/03/29/bees-boom-colony-collapse/

27 Mar 2024: Climate change predicted to exacerbate declines in bee populations- https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00681-w

27 Mar 2024: New research could help honeybees fight off their worst enemy- https://www.ualberta.ca/folio/2024/03/new-research-could-help-honeybees-fight-off-their-worst-enemy.html

25 Mar 2024: Bees use antennae to decode hive mates’ dances in the dark- https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240325135102.htm

25 Mar 2024: Asian hornet may have become established in UK, sighting suggests- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/mar/25/asian-hornet-may-have-become-established-in-uk-sighting-suggests-danger-to-bees-winter-stay

25 Mar 2024: Warmer autumns and winters could reduce honey bee overwintering survival with potential risks for pollination services- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-55327-8

22 Mar 2024: Bees need food up to a month earlier than provided by recommended pollinator plants- https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2024-03-22-bees-need-food-month-earlier-provided-recommended-pollinator-plants

21 Mar 2024: New drone technology trial to combat red dwarf honey bees- https://www.wa.gov.au/government/announcements/new-drone-technology-trial-combat-red-dwarf-honey-bees

20 Mar 2024: EU puts brakes on Ukrainian honey imports to appease farmers- https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/03/20/eu-puts-the-brakes-on-ukrainian-honey-to-appease-farmers/

20 Mar 2024: USDA Researchers Use an Edible Blue-Green Algae to Protect Honey Bees Against Viruses- https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2024/usda-researchers-use-an-edible-blue-green-algae-to-protect-honey-bees-against-viruses/

13 Mar 2024: Bees use antennae to decode hive mates’ dances- https://phys.org/news/2024-03-bees-antennae-decode-hive.html

11 Mar 2024: A decades-old mystery has been solved with the help of newfound bee species- https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-bee-species-solve-mystery

10 Mar 2024: Bees Reveal a Human-Like Collective Intelligence We Never Knew Existed- https://www.sciencealert.com/bees-reveal-a-human-like-collective-intelligence-we-never-knew-existed

6 Mar 2024: Bees and chimpanzees learn from others what they cannot learn alone- https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00427-8

5 Mar 2024: Bee-harming neonicotinoid use “makes a mockery” of ban- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68471101

5 Mar 2024: Honey bees are surprisingly abundant, research shows – but most are wild, not managed in hives- https://sussexbylines.co.uk/news/environment/honey-bees-are-suprisingly-abundant-research-shows-but-most-are-wild-not-managed-in-hives/

4 Mar 2024: Honey bees are surprisingly abundant, research shows – but most are wild, not managed in hives- https://theconversation.com/honey-bees-are-suprisingly-abundant-research-shows-but-most-are-wild-not-managed-in-hives-224807

4 Mar 2024: Study: Dehydration a greater threat than heat stress in honey bees when temps climb- https://fronterasdesk.org/content/1872626/study-dehydration-greater-threat-heat-stress-honey-bees-when-temps-climb

4 Mar 2024: Bee-harming neonicotinoid use “makes a mockery” of ban- https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-68471101

3 Mar 2024: The simple test to check whether a beehive is healthy, according to scientists- https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2024/03/03/the-simple-test-to-check-whether-a-beehive-is-healthy-according-to-scientists/

1 Mar 2024: Invasive Bee Species Has Surprising Adaptability Despite Low Genetic Diversity- https://www.technologynetworks.com/genomics/news/invasive-bee-species-has-surprising-adaptability-despite-low-genetic-diversity-384361

29 Feb 2024: Bottlenecks and beehives: How an invasive bee colony defied genetic expectations- https://phys.org/news/2024-02-bottlenecks-beehives-invasive-bee-colony.html

28 Feb 2024: Buzz on the High Seas: Navy Entomologists and the Unlikely Challenge of Honey Bee Swarms- https://entomologytoday.org/2024/02/28/buzz-high-seas-navy-entomologists-honey-bee-swarms/

26 Feb 2024: Secrets in the canopy: scientists discover 8 striking new bee species in the Pacific- https://theconversation.com/secrets-in-the-canopy-scientists-discover-8-striking-new-bee-species-in-the-pacific-222599

26 Feb 2024: Pollen-seeking honeybees sometimes turn to theft- https://www.snexplores.org/article/honeybees-pollen-theft-steal-bumblebees

22 Feb 2024: Stunning bee photographs shine light on the life (and death) of more than 20,000 species- https://www.countryfile.com/news/bees-a-story-of-survival-exhibition

22 Feb 2024: UK Solar Parks Proven Beneficial for Bees, Butterflies- https://www.miragenews.com/uk-solar-parks-proven-beneficial-for-bees-1178487/

22 Feb 2024: Greek beekeepers take hives to parliament in protest- https://news.yahoo.com/greek-beekeepers-hives-parliament-protest-165142791.html

15 Feb 2024: Girl, 9, stung 500 times by bees survived attack due to ‘divine intervention’- https://metro.co.uk/2024/02/15/girl-9-survives-stung-500-times-bees-brazil-20287601/

13 Feb 2024: National plan to slow varroa mite spread in Australia focuses on beekeeper education- https://www.abc.net.au/news/2024-02-13/plan-slow-varroa-mite-spread-australia-focuses-beekeepers/103458434

13 Feb 2024: UW Researcher Learns How Nectar-Laden Honey Bees Avoid Overheating- https://www.uwyo.edu/news/2024/02/uw-researcher-learns-how-nectar-laden-honey-bees-avoid-overheating.html

12 Feb 2024: Lasers will target pest ravaging honey bees- https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/news/2024/02/12/lasers-honey-bees.html

12 Feb 2024: Distribution of infectious and parasitic agents among three sentinel bee species across European agricultural landscapes- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-53357-w

7 Feb 2024: Asian hornet warning as bee-killers could bring ‘ecological nightmare’ to UK- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/asian-hornet-warning-bees-uk-b2492005.html

6 Feb 2024: ‘Bee protection’ offsets are as flawed as tree-planting schemes- https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-00299-y

5 Feb 2024: Honey bees can handle the heat, but that still may not save them from climate change- https://news.asu.edu/20240206-environment-and-sustainability-honey-bees-can-handle-heat-still-may-not-save-them-climate

1 Feb 2024: “Bee bus stops” are coming to an English town to help save pollinators and fight climate change impacts- https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bee-bus-stops-derby-england-help-save-pollinators-fight-climate-change-impacts/

31 Jan 2024: Colombian Researchers Patent Formula To Protect Bees From Insecticides- https://www.barrons.com/news/colombian-researchers-patent-formula-to-protect-bees-from-insecticides-4c741c92

31 Jan 2024: Luminescent bees with ‘unusual metallic reflections’ are discovered as new species- https://news.yahoo.com/luminescent-bees-unusual-metallic-reflections-200113214.html

30 Jan 2024: Bees Are More at Risk When Pesticides Are Sprayed Near Hives- https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/bees-are-more-at-risk-when-pesticides-are-sprayed-near-hives-383275

29 Jan 2024: Bees Influenced the Dazzling Colors of Flowers Through Light Sensing Cells, Study Shows- https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/60454/20240129/bees-influenced-dazzling-colors-flowers-through-light-sensing-cells-study.htm

29 Jan 2024: Bee study reveals environmental vulnerability and food production threat- https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2024/01/29/bee-study-reveals-environmental-vulnerability-and-food-production-threat

26 Jan 2024: The first flowers evolved before bees—so how did they become so dazzling?- https://phys.org/news/2024-01-evolved-bees-dazzling.html

26 Jan 2024: Injured bees tend their own wounds, which suggests they feel pain- https://www.newscientist.com/article/2414446-injured-bees-tend-their-own-wounds-which-suggests-they-feel-pain/

25 Jan 2024: Apiculture Market is projected to reach US$ 15.3 Billion by 2032- https://www.en.krishakjagat.org/farming-agriculture/apiculture-market-is-projected-to-reach-us-15-3-billion-by-2032-fact-mr/

24 Jan 2024: The vegan farce that is ‘bee-free’ honey will spell disaster for bees, farmers and all of us- https://www.countrylife.co.uk/nature/the-vegan-farce-that-is-bee-free-honey-will-264560

23 Jan 2024: Some honeybees in Italy regularly steal pollen off the backs of bumblebees- https://www.sciencenews.org/article/honeybees-italy-steal-pollen-bumblebees

23 Jan 2024: A longitudinal field study of commercial honey bees shows that non-native probiotics do not rescue antibiotic treatment, and are generally not beneficial- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-024-52118-z

23 Jan 2024: UK greenlights pesticides as eco advocates warn bees and food systems will be harmed- https://www.nutritioninsight.com/news/uk-grants-emergency-authorization-to-pesticide-that-environmentalists-warn-could-harm-bees-and-food-systems.html

18 Jan 2024: Anger as government allows banned bee-killing pesticides for fourth year in a row- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/bees-pesticides-sugar-ban-neonic-b2481023.html

17 Jan 2024: Pathogenic puzzle: NanoSIMS imaging unlocks bees’ ability to synthesize nutrients for microbes- https://www.nutritioninsight.com/news/pathogenic-puzzle-nanosims-imaging-unlocks-bees-ability-to-synthesize-nutrients-for-microbes.html

17 Jan 2024: Scientists are using AI to study bee behavior, zebra movement, and insects on treadmills- https://www.geekwire.com/2024/how-scientists-are-using-ai-to-study-the-behavior-of-bees-zebras-insects-and-other-creatures/

17 Jan 2024: Bees Nourish Their Own Gut Bacteria- https://www.technologynetworks.com/applied-sciences/news/bees-nourish-their-own-gut-bacteria-382859

16 Jan 2024: Flying, nectar-loaded honey bees conserve water and improve heat tolerance by reducing wingbeat frequency and metabolic heat production- https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2311025121

16 Jan 2024: Bees produce nutrients for their gut bacteria- https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/bees-produce-nutrients-for-their-gut-bacteria/49131542

15 Jan 2024: Bees synthesize nutrients to nourish their gut microbiota- https://www.earth.com/news/bees-synthesize-nutrients-to-nourish-their-gut-microbiota/

15 Jan 2024: Experts explain mysterious mass death of three million bees at California sanctuary- https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/americas/bees-millions-death-california-sanctuary-b2478547.html

15 Jan 2024: Asian hornets killing off honeybees in Europe, say MEPs- https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/jan/15/asian-hornets-killing-off-honey-bees-in-europe-say-meps

14 Jan 2024: Do they see what we see? Bees and wasps join humans in being tricked by illusions of quantity- https://theconversation.com/do-they-see-what-we-see-bees-and-wasps-join-humans-in-being-tricked-by-illusions-of-quantity-219577

13 Jan 2024: Keep cold-blooded bees warm to ensure optimum produce, experts tell beekeepers- https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/ludhiana/keep-cold-blooded-bees-warm-to-ensure-optimum-produce-experts-tell-beekeepers-581040

12 Jan 2024: Experts crack case of 3 MILLION bees that died in 24 hours in California… and results point to ‘malice’- https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-12956867/3-million-dead-bees-california-sanctuary.html

12 Jan 2024: Beekeeping is among the hot hobby trends for 2024 – thanks to celebrities who do so- https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1854973/top-20-hobby-trends-2024-celebrities-beekeeping-jason-statham

12 Jan 2024: Probiotics for Honey Bees: How Beneficial Microbes Could Boost Hive Health- https://entomologytoday.org/2024/01/12/probiotics-honey-bees-beneficial-microbes-hive-health/

11 Jan 2024: Individual honey bee tracking in a beehive environment using deep learning and Kalman filter- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-44718-y

10 Jan 2024: The surprising link between air pollution and declining honeybee populations- https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/air-monitoring/6/jennifer-kingman-independent-author/the-surprising-link-between-air-pollution-and-declining-honeybee-populations/61806

10 Jan 2024: Deadly parasite wiping out bees with viruses, research finds- https://www.9news.com.au/national/varroa-mite-parasite-wiping-out-bees-viruses-research/60659706-5fd9-4abb-987e-719f29add375

10 Jan 2024: How genetics can revolutionize 100-year old strategies failing to protect honeybees- https://geneticliteracyproject.org/2024/01/10/how-genetics-can-revolutionize-100-year-old-strategies-failing-to-protect-honeybees/

9 Jan 2024: Field Study of Bumble Bees Finds Exposure to Chemical Mixtures, High Hazard, Flawed Regulation- https://beyondpesticides.org/dailynewsblog/2024/01/field-study-of-bumble-bees-finds-exposure-to-chemical-mixtures-high-hazard-flawed-regulation/

8 Jan 2024: Nutrition needs drive bee appetites: New research findings may help to boost pollinator health, resilience- https://phys.org/news/2024-01-nutrition-bee-appetites-boost-pollinator.html

8 Jan 2024: Bees’ Needs champion awards: 2023 to 2024- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/bees-needs/bees-needs-champion-awards-2023-to-2024

8 Jan 2024: Protecting Pollinators: Researchers develop first-ever vaccine for honey bees- https://www.rfdtv.com/protecting-pollinators-researchers-develop-first-ever-vaccine-for-honey-bees

8 Jan 2024: Grassland vertical height heterogeneity predicts flower and bee diversity: an UAV photogrammetric approach- https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-50308-9

5 Jan 2024: Gardening helps protect threatened bees in Arizona- https://cronkitenews.azpbs.org/2024/01/05/arizona-bees-need-help-from-gardeners/

4 Jan 2024: Why are bees making less honey? Study reveals clues from five decades of data- https://phys.org/news/2024-01-bees-honey-reveals-clues-decades.html

3 Jan 2024: Colorado Gov. Jared Polis releases results of pollinator study, wants to protect bees, butterflies- https://www.cbsnews.com/colorado/news/colorado-gov-jared-polis-results-pollinator-study-protect-bees-bats-butterflies/

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