Bee sting vaccine successfully passes human trials in Australia

If you’re allergic to bee venom, this vaccine is for you.

Honey bee colonies dropped by 16% worldwide in the winter of 2017-18

Out of the 544,879 colonies these beekeepers managed, 89,124 were lost over the winter of 2017-18.

Saving the Honey Bee: Can New Genomic Clues Help Solve the Colony Collapse Mystery?

Science to the rescue!

Queen bumblebees take long breaks in the grass after hibernating

Researchers say that you should help queen bees if you see them exhausted on the ground, by providing a teaspoon of sugary water.

World’s largest bee makes a comeback from the dead

Wallace’s giant bee — about four times larger than a honeybee — hadn’t been spotted for nearly four decades until a band of explores rediscovered it.

New sensor backpacks could turn bees into crop-monitoring drones

BEEEE cause we can, that’s why.

Researchers want to vaccinate bees so we don’t run out of food

I can’t BEElive this!

Glyphosate might be killing bees by messing with their gut bacteria

Glyphosate may not be harmless to animals after all.

Honeybee clusters act as ‘super-organisms’ to keep everyone safe during bad weather

Intelligent behavior emerging from a group of relatively unintelligent organisms.

David Attenborough urges people to save bees with an adorable teaspoon gesture

It’s a small gesture, but it can make a big difference for the tiny bees.

Walmart silently filed a patent for robotic bees meant to pollinate crops

As bee populations dwindle, robots are made to take their place.

It’s official: pesticides are harming the bees

Perhaps it’s time to consider a full-scale ban.

Climate change might cause a coffee crisis, but there’s still hope

Is it really that bad?

Popular pesticides are killing of bumblebees by preventing them from laying eggs

It’s time to face it: our pesticides are killing off bees — and bumblebees.

Bees prefer rural flowers to urban ones, new study indicates

Bees are more of the rural type, it seems.

Football-playing bees exhibit complex learning

Researchers have trained bumblebees to score goals using a mini-ball.

Bumblebee becomes the first endangered bee in continental US

For the first time in history, a bee in continental US has been listed as endangered.

Scientists find a new way through which neonicotinoids are killing off bees

Bee populations are going down dramatically, and our insecticides are largely at blame.

Flying quarter-sized RoboBee perches to save energy

Harvard roboticists made an insect-like flying robot that perches on ceilings to save energy, like bats, birds or butterflies.

Bees get much needed win as US court rules against neonicotinoid pesticide

Bee numbers have been dropping at alarming rates, and the growing consensus seem to be that only limiting pesticide use (especially for some pesticides) can save them. Now, a US court overturned federal approval for a new formulation called sulfoxaflor, basically banning the pesticide.