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  1. Bee Forum
    We have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. My wife had put a hair roller cage next to one of our hives. For some reason, the hive decided that the black hair scrunchie attached to it was a threat and attacked it. The scunchie has at least ten bee...
  2. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Does nonreproductive swarming adapt to pathogens? What is reproductive and nonreproductive swarming in honey bees? Honey bees play a vital role in the pollination of crops, fruits, and wild plants [1]. However, pathogens and parasites pose major threats to their fitness and survival due to...
  3. Bee Forum
    My first post on this forum and hoping someone can shed some light on some rather odd bee behavior. Last week we extracted some honey and left the supers out on our back patio for a bit. The bees were obviously attracted to the area and somehow discovered a little lemon tree I have growing...
  4. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    I've heard of places foolishly banning entire breeds of dogs, like pitbulls. Likely, the same people that don't know much about pitbulls or dogs for that matter. I see a parallel between pitbulls and scutellata. People (like Reed Booth) even go as far as promoting a sensational name like...
  5. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    A Swarm of Bee Research Bees are amazing little creatures; while some of them live solitary lifestyles, many bee species form large colonies, or hives, and function as a superorganism. Scientific interest in bees covers many different angles. Some researchers are interested in how bees learn...
  6. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    Hello all, I recently reversed two chambers because they filled the second one with all honey and no brood, also I added new honey boxes on top of the brood chambers for harvest. I have two hives. First hive is 100 % Italian bees Second hive is a mixture between Italian and Carolinian. I used...
  7. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Characterization of Genomic Variants Associated with Scout and Recruit Behavioral Castes in Honey Bees Using Whole-Genome Sequencing Among forager honey bees, scouts seek new resources and return to the colony, enlisting recruits to collect these resources. Differentially expressed genes between...
  8. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    The Potential Influence of Bumble Bee Visitation on Foraging Behaviors and Assemblages of Honey Bees on Squash Flowers in Highland Agricultural Ecosystems Bee species interactions can benefit plant pollination through synergistic effects and complementary effects, or can be of detriment to plant...
  9. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Extracting the Behaviorally Relevant Stimulus: Unique Neural Representation of Farnesol, a Component of the Recruitment Pheromone of Bombus terrestris To trigger innate behavior, sensory neural networks are pre-tuned to extract biologically relevant stimuli. Many male-female or insect-plant...
  10. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Butterfly Density and Behaviour in Uncut Hay Meadow Strips: Behavioural Ecological Consequences of an Agri-Environmental Scheme Sparing zones from mowing has been proposed, and applied, to improve local conditions for survival and reproduction of insects in hay meadows. However, little is known...
  11. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    The Influence of Prior Learning Experience on Pollinator Choice: An Experiment Using Bumblebees on Two Wild Floral Types of Antirrhinum majus Understanding how pollinator behavior may influence pollen transmission across floral types is a major challenge, as pollinator decision depends on a...
  12. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Evolution of Self-Organized Task Specialization in Robot Swarms Division of labor is ubiquitous in biological systems, as evidenced by various forms of complex task specialization observed in both animal societies and multicellular organisms. Although clearly adaptive, the way in which division...
  13. Alternative Pollinators
    Unsupervised Neural Network Quantifies the Cost of Visual Information Processing Untrained, “flower-naïve” bumblebees display behavioural preferences when presented with visual properties such as colour, symmetry, spatial frequency and others. Two unsupervised neural networks were implemented to...
  14. Bee Forum
    So my mother noticed a small group of bees that are always in this same potted plant, they seem to be there every day just digging. Does anybody have any ideas as to what this behavior is about? is it normal for bees to try and dig into soil and why that specific pot? Anyways, thanks for any...
  15. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Package installed a week ago-the bees released the Queen no issues there. 3 partial straight combs georgous...Question is... I did not see the Queen-The 1 comb I inspected was all sugar syrup is that Normal? (did not want to disturb the hive any more) I plan to just wait 4 weeks and then do a...
  16. Bee Forum
    I've been watching the entrance of my new hive for a couple of days and I've learned quite a lot! I saw a few drones do their flights and watched the bees clean up the water after a rain. There's one behavior I can identify though.. A bee will put one front leg on the abdomen of another bee and...
  17. Bee Forum
    I need help. My colony is showing a strange behavior (at least strange to me): I will list out the strange behaviors I noticed throughout the year 2014 Year Beekeeping: - The Honey bees keep on making Queen Bee cells, there must have been a total of 6 that I found one day during the Summer. I...
  18. Bee Forum
    Ethanol-Induced Effects on Sting Extension Response and Punishment Learning in the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Acute ethanol administration is associated with sedation and analgesia as well as behavioral disinhibition and memory loss but the mechanisms underlying these effects remain to...
  19. Alternative Pollinators
    Chronic Exposure of Imidacloprid and Clothianidin Reduce Queen Survival, Foraging, and Nectar Storing in Colonies of Bombus impatiens In an 11-week greenhouse study, caged queenright colonies of Bombus impatiens Cresson, were fed treatments of 0 (0 ppb actual residue I, imidacloprid; C...
  20. Alternative Pollinators
    Changes in Learning and Foraging Behaviour within Developing Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) Colonies Organisation in eusocial insect colonies emerges from the decisions and actions of its individual members. In turn, these decisions and actions are influenced by the individual's behaviour (or...
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