Latest Bee & Beekeeping News From Around the World

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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