social insects

Six lifestyle tips from parasitic bees

Here's the guide you didn't know you needed to being a successful cuckoo bee

Nectar robbery by short-tongued bees is throwing off delicate pollination cycles

Nectar-robbing by bees leads to fewer visits by other pollinating insects, impacting flower reproductive success

Some honeybees entering and exiting a commercial bee colony

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Sick bees social distance, but only within their own colony

Bees from other colonies accepted infected bees with open arms where they usually would be rejected.

Finally, proof that honeybees are bullies

New research finds that honeybees might push smaller bees off the nectar motherlode

Pheromones and social lives are becoming a liability for insects in changing climates

Animals that live in cooperative societies share traits that may make them vulnerable to change, and humans may struggle in their absence