Monthly Archives: January 2016

Honeybees know it’s going to rain, so work more before it starts

Honeybees know it’s going to rain, so work more before it starts Busy bees get busier if the next day looks rainy. This is according to Xu-Jiang He and colleagues at Jiangxi Agricultural University in Nanchang, China, who attached tiny … Continue reading

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African honey bees change lives and save elephants

The Elephants and Bees Project is an innovative study using an in-depth understanding of elephant behaviour to reduce damage from crop-raiding elephants using their instinctive avoidance of African honey bees. The project explores the use of novel Beehive Fences as … Continue reading

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700 Beehives Hang Off This Rocky Cliff to Boost Dwindling Bee Populations

700 Beehives hang off this rocky cliff to boost dwindling Bee populations The Shennongjia Nature Reserve in central China has an unusual approach to boost the country’s dwindling bee population: a sky-high, vertical apiary. Roughly 700 wooden beehives hang from … Continue reading

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