Utilizing God-given talent of bees in design

Neri Axman, an American architect and designer, has built an artificial apiary to study how bees build structures such as hexagonal and waxy honeycombs and operate inside the hive. Developed in collaboration with The Mediated Matter Group, the Synthetic Apiary II allows researchers to track and monitor bee behavior using computational tools. By studying bees … Read more

Importance of bees and other pollinators, reasons for their reduction and measures

In recent years, beekeepers have reported colony losses, especially in the western European Union, such as France, Belgium, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands. In many other parts of the world, including the United States, Russia and Brazil, there is a similar problem that reflects a global problem. This is important because … Read more

Male Bees: Bad Boys in the Hive!

Of the thousands of bees in the colony, most are female. But in the warmer months, you will probably find several hundred male bees as well. Although they do not do anything related to the daily life of the colony, they play an important role in it. They are responsible for mating the virgin queens. … Read more

Are bees endangered?

The short answer is that bees are not endangered, mainly because they are distributed all over the world and are primarily managed by beekeepers. These important pollinators are not actually native to the United States. They were brought from Europe by colonizers in the 17th century to be used to make honey and wax. Some … Read more

MeliBio uses technology to make real honey, not bees

California-based startup MeliBio recently unveiled the world’s first non-bee honey. The startup uses a method that replaces bees with its own technology to produce honey that looks exactly like real honey but without harming the bees and the environment. Founded in 2020, the startup raised $ 1.5 million in pre-investment from investors in the United … Read more

Bees use social distancing to protect themselves from parasites

A new study by an international team of researchers from UCL University and the University of Sassari in Italy shows that bees increase social distance when their hive is threatened by a parasite. The study, published in Science Advances, found that bee colonies responded to the infestation of harmful ticks by changing the use of … Read more