Bees can not only count, and understand the concept of zero — they also grasp the concept of numerical symbols

Bees pack a lot of neural hardware in their tiny bodies.

Bees use a small number of neurons to count, and they’re one of the best counters we know

They’re so cute and fuzzy, too <3.

Utah houses one quarter of the country’s bee species

The site also boasts many other pollinator species.

Most people hate wasps — but they deserve to be loved just as much as bees

Wasps are actually useful.

The European Union rules: total ban on bee-harming pesticides

The ban was applauded by many, but also contested by some.

NASA Explores the Use of Robotic Bees on Mars

Marsbees could cover a lot more ground on the Red Planet than sluggish rovers.

Sick bees take care of themselves by eating better quality food

Sadly the study makes no mention of chicken soup.

Neonicotinoid pesticides found in 75 percent of honey worldwide

The pesticide is heavily linked with the dramatic collapse of bee populations around the world.

New Technology Could Keep Bees Buzzing for Years to Come

It’s high time we do something to protect them.

How bees might help smartphone cameras snap more natural-looking photos

They give us honey. Now, bees could offer the best Instagram photos.

Startled bees let out an adorable ‘whoop’ when a hive-mate bumps into them

They do it a lot.

Can drones replace bumblebees and stave off a food crisis?

Some scientists are already preparing for a world without bees.

Bees can feel optimism, possibly other ’emotion-like states’ as well, study finds

All it takes to make them happy is some sugar.

The US steps up for the bees, adding seven Hawaiian species the Endangered Species List

I’m buzzing with excitement.

Pesticides linked to massive bee die off, largest study of its kind confirms

Yet another study — the most important so far — finds that neonicotinoids likely wipe out bees.

A colony of bees has been discovered living in the lip of an active volcano

They face acid, lava, and ash every day.

Air pollution confuses bees and hinders foraging

Bees have a very keen sense of smell — they have to in order to survive. But air pollution is seriously plugging their ‘nostrils’.

These heavy metal bees head-bang flowers 350 time/second to release pollen

Blue-banded bees employ a head on approach to pollination, a group of researchers at Adelaide University showed. While other bees use their mandibles and wings to shake the pollen, this Australian native insect is all “no-hands” and bangs its head against the flowers 350 times per second — considerably faster than any bee noticed so far.

Farmers have been using honey bees for almost 9,000 years

Bees play a critical role in maintaining natural plant communities and ensuring production of seeds in most flowering plants. But humans too have a close relationship with bees, which spans over a history close to 9,000 years, a study found which analyzed ancient pottery. That’s a lot earlier than previous recounted evidence. Right now, however, honeybees are dying at an astonishing rate. The fact that bees have been feeding and nurturing humans for so long should only make us more humble, but also more steadfast in finding a solution.

Bees on a Caffeine Buzz

It seems bees may suffer from the same drowsy morning moods and weary fatigued afternoons as their human cousins. And it may be similarly cured with a jolt of joe.