Scott MacIvor and Andrew Moore have found that Bees are using an unlikely resource to help construct their nests – plastic. Their research has found that two species of megachilid bees have started using plastic, independently of one another, for nest construction. The full article is available here courtesy of the ESA.
Beehives are placed near an airport runway in Hamburg to measure pollution levels on behalf of aircraft manufacturing giant Airbus.
This video captures the social behavior of Bumble bees, one of the eusocial species within the family Apidae, in action!
This article published in the Journal of Applied Ecology details how planting wildflowers adjacent to crop fields serves to increase wild bee diversity and enhance the pollinator services provided by these wild bees.
This publication from the American Chemical Society (ACS) discusses how honey produced by honey bees can have beneficial health effects, specifically focusing on how honey can help to fight infections. Characteristics of honey, including its acidity and high sugar concentration, help your body fight off harmful bacteria.