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bee populations

Why are bees disappearing so fast? Look in the mirror

January 25th, 2021

One of the most important organisms on the planet is seeing a steep decline in population. In a new study published in Cell Press, scientists reveal a troubling statistic: 25% of all known bee species have disappeared in recent decades. Bees are crucial due to their ability to pollinate all manner of plants, propping up …

Murder Hornets Vs Honeybees

Wild video shows Japanese honeybees ‘cooking’ a murder hornet alive

May 6th, 2020

Murder hornets are terrifyingly large and recently made their way to the United States. A murder hornet is beyond painful, but the giant hornets pose a greater threat to local bee populations than to humans. Japanese honeybees can defend themselves from a murder hornet attack by effectively “cooking’ the murder hornet alive with heat from …

worlds largest bee

The world’s largest bee is back from the dead after nearly four decades

February 21st, 2019

Finding an endangered or otherwise rare species in the wild can be very challenging for scientists, but hunting down something as small as a bee after nearly three decades of presumed extinction? Well that’s another kind of challenge entirely. A colossal bee called Megachile pluto, and also known by the name Wallace’s giant bee, has …