Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers

Jul 11, 2012 by

In a landmark 2010 study, researchers found that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes among several computer-controlled “flowers,” quickly solving a complex problem that even stumps supercomputers. We already know bees are pretty good at facial recognition, and researchers have shown they can also be effective air-quality monitors. See it on [...]

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Scientists Discover Bees Can "Turn Back Time," Reverse Brain Aging

Jul 06, 2012 by

Scientists at Arizona State University have discovered that older honey bees effectively reverse brain aging when they take on nest responsibilities typically handled by much younger bees. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape Magazine

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Swarm of 20,000 bees invade Hampshire town

May 29, 2012 by

IT was the day a Hampshire town was invaded – by a massive swarm of 20,000 bees.   Stunned onlookers described how the air turned black over parts of Romsey when the honeybees flew around residential areas on the lookout for a new home.   Even the police were called as the giant swarm moved [...]

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The Honey You Should Never Buy – It May Be Tainted with Lead and Antibiotics

Feb 05, 2012

Bees have been dying off around the world for more than a decade now, a phenomenon that has been named “Colony Collapse Disorder,” or CCD. The U.S. and the U.K. both reported losing a third of their honeybees in 2010. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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