Tag: "hive" at biology news
Insects, viruses could hold key for better human teamwork in disasters
...ative decision-making process when selecting a new hive
or foraging, and at ants' (Solenopsis invicta) behavior when they are under threat. The research team, which includes biological, computer and social scientists and civil engineers, will apply their natural-world findings to three major areas: collab...
Waggle dance controversy resolved by radar records of bee flight paths
... the waggle dance occurring in a glass observation hive
and identified recruits. They captured these recru...other set of experiments, bee recruits leaving the hive
were taken to release sites up to 250m away. These bees flew, not to the feeding site, but in the di...
Bee mites suppress bee immunity, open door for viruses and bacteria
...ingly healthy colonies become ill and the complete hive
collapses in about two weeks. "The native Chinese...ging bees. This, however, does not lead to sudden hive
collapse. Something else is involved that makes bee mites so harmful to bee colonies. The Penn Sta...
Bumblebee see, bumblebee do
...ing." While honeybees do a dance to communicate to hive
mates the location of good flowers, bumblebees do ...bumblebees because they cannot find out from their hive
mates exactly where the good flowers are located. Papaj noted that Darwin's original proposition, th...
Honeybee decision-making ability rivals any department committee
...ellent collective decisions," said Seeley. When a hive
gets too crowded, its queen and half the hive
will swarm to a nearby tree and quietly wait while several hundred scouts go house hunting. To explo...
Scientists map the flight of the bumblebee
...the attention of passers-by as she hovers near the hive
- in a garden wall on campus - catching the bees in a large net. She said: "The current scientific literature shows that bees normally forage within 5km, and this is probably correct. However, the findings of our research are intriguing, because i...
Honey bee genome holds clues to social behavior
...Adult worker bees perform a number of tasks in the hive
when they are young, such as caring for eggs and l...for nectar and pollen as they age. However, if the hive
has a shortage of foragers, some of the young nurse bees will switch jobs and become foragers. The j...
Scientists identify 36 genes, 100 neuropeptides in honey bee brains
...play a role in the bees' shift from working in the hive
to foraging, displaying and interpreting dance language, and in defending the hive," said Jonathan Sweedler, a William H. and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry and the director of the Roy J. Carver Biotechnology Center at the University of Illinois ...
Professor analyzes nuclear receptors in bee genome
...er as a bee gains experience flying outside of the hive
to flowers," she said. "What we learn about how the little bee brain functions is almost guaranteed to tell us more about other, bigger brains."...
Sweet yet sophisticated: Honey bee genome lends insight into sociality, sensation and sex
...says. "The larvae are sequestered in cells in the hive
and are provisioned by adult nurse bees. And flowering plants have evolved mechanisms to attract and reward bees for pollination services, so there was little need for the bees to develop additional taste receptors." Contact: Hugh M. Robertson, P...
Michigan State researcher traces the evolution of honey bee gender
...ts believed that after a queen bee returned to her hive
from a mating flight she had a choice of laying fe...eproduce so they are eaten by other members of the hive
to save resources. Aside from determining life and death, csd mechanism is important to the overa...
The Evolution of Altruism
...ductive ability and exist only for the good of the hive
and the propagation of the queen bee's genes. In addition, vampire bats will spontaneously share food through regurgitation, evidently so that the favor will be returned when food sources are scarce. In humans, reciprocal arrangements depend on trus...
Peanut allergies overstated, study finds
...tentially allergic to peanut, he or she will get a hive
as a result of the peanut skin-prick-test. Allergists measure the size of the hive
in millimetres. In this study, a third of the children with a hive
of eight millimetres - which ha...
Hives ferment a yeasty brew, attract beetle pest
...ay not only bring help, but also attract the small hive
beetle. Now, an international team of researchers has found that small hive
beetles can detect some alarm pheromones at levels below that detected by honeybees. The beetles as...
Measuring nectar from eucalypts
... behind by mid-morning. Beekeepers reported that hive
bees were not producing honey under these conditions. Results for grey ironbark showed similarities to spotted gum with regard to the impact of logging, but the species differed markedly in other aspects of nectar production. The results of this ...