Save the bee Attar Khan

Bee pollination is responsible for more than $15 billion in crops worldwide each year, with 1 in 3 bites of food directly or indirectly linked to bee pollination. A third of our food depends on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects. The massive loss of bee colonies in recent … Read more

Honey analysis provides insight into bee health

Researchers at Alexander Fleming’s BSRC in Greece have optimized a method to detect DNA traces in honey, revealing the species with which honey bees interact. This collaborative work, led by researcher Dr. Solen Patalano, enabled the monitoring of bee diet variation throughout the year, revealing the microbiota of bees in a non-invasive way, as well … Read more

If bees sting you, do they really die?

In a word, no. While some bees will undoubtedly die, others will not. Not all bee species are even capable of stinging. “There are an estimated 20,000 species of bees worldwide, and not all of them sting,” Alison Ray, a PhD student in molecular and integrative cellular biology at Penn State, told Live Science in … Read more

A recent survey showed that honey bees are still declining. This can impair the production of the product

In addition to his full-time job, Dean Strickland cares for approximately 100 bee colonies daily. She first started beekeeping 15 years ago after researching the health benefits honey could have for her children. “I thought to myself, ‘I want to be a beekeeper — it doesn’t sound too complicated,’” Strickland said. “That’s a joke in … Read more

How to move a beehive safely – without getting stung

Over the past 50 years, bee populations have declined due to disease, poor nutrition, pesticide exposure, and more. Considering that honey bees are an important factor in our ecosystem, it is very important to protect and preserve their habitat. Obviously, honeybees do not always build their hives in a location that is beneficial to both … Read more

Honey bees cannot fly immediately after ingesting pesticides.

Honey bees leave the hive every day in search of flowers with nectar and pollen. Once they have had their fill of these treats, they return to the hive to deposit and inform other workers of where the successful foraging sites are. It all depends on the bee’s ability to process wide-field visual motion information, … Read more

“Bees unite the world”

“Bees unite the world” is the slogan of the 47th Apimondia International Beekeeping Congress, which will be held between August 24 and 28 this year at the Istanbul Congress Center. The World Congress brings together beekeepers, honey industry professionals, scientists, honey traders, institutions and public organizations, as well as experts in bee therapy, bee biology … Read more