Tagged: bees

Give bees a chance: the ancient art of beekeeping could save our honey (and us too) - Guest Work

Guest Work Jan 11, 2016

Marianne Peso There’s no denying it: we’re in a long-term relationship … with bees. Recent evidence published in the journal Nature shows that humans have been depending on honey bees for about 9,000 years. Researchers conducted chemical analyses of over 6,000 fragments of pottery revealing the presence of beeswax in pots in Neolithic Europe, the Near East, and … Read More

TOSP Episode 15: December 19th 2011 - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Dec 19, 2011

[Original post on the Sciblogs The Official Sciblogs Podcast site] The last TOSP before Christmas! And, because we’re daring, it _isn’t_ Christmas-themed.  Just to give y’all a break. Instead, Elf and aimee cover the winners of the Prime Minister’s Science Prize(s), how bees reach consensus (warning: headbutting), a very special new crab, Jupiter’s heart-cannibalisation, the [...] … Read More

Sniffer bees - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Sep 26, 2011

Anyone entering New Zealand via the International arrivals terminal at Auckland may well have been welcomed by one of MAF Biosecurity’s sniffer dogs. These lovely animals are specially trained to search baggage, mail and cargo to locate undeclared or forgotten agricultural products. But one day you may be greeted by bees too. Honeybees can be trained to recognise particular … Read More