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Genetic weapon against bee killer
Researchers develop a genetic technique, which could revitalise the fight against the honeybee's worst enemy - the Varroa mite.
City bees show a richer diet than bees from farmlands
Research from the Bee Part Of It campaign shows that farmlands provide a poorer diet than urban landscapes.
Honeybees 'cleverer in the morning'
Honeybees are better at learning in the morning, according to a study, which suggests that this may help the insects gather nectar.
Honeybees survive for millennia in Sahara desert oasis
Deep in the Sahara desert are honeybees that have remained isolated from all other bees for at least 5,000 years.
Honeybees: 3D images reveal life inside a live hive
Scientists have devised a new way to peer into the inner workings of a live honeybee colony, without disturbing the insects inside.
Our bees are buzzing off. But why?
In many places, the country air has become just that little bit quieter. The reason: our bees have stopped buzzing.
Bee swarms follow 'pied pipers'
A tiny group of bees act like "pied pipers" to trigger the onset of bee swarms report scientists.
Bee decline linked to falling biodiversity
The decline of honeybees seen in many countries may be caused by reduced plant diversity, research suggests.
Fifth of honeybees died in winter
Almost a fifth of the UK's honeybees died last winter, the British Beekeepers' Association has said.