honey bees

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Beekeepers on both sides of the Border are being asked to count the Verroa mites in their hives

Nobody likes being buzzed by a bee, given the risk of a painful sting, but don’t be too quick to swat it. Bees play a vital role in the human food (...)

Researchers checked for beeswax residues on 6,400 ancient pottery vessels and pottery pieces. Photograph: PA Wire

Beeswax has helped researchers track down the earliest beekeepers yet discovered, dating them to the dawn of agriculture at least 9,000 years ago. Hon(...)

 A foraging buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, visiting an oilseed rape flower in a field in Ireland. Photograph: Dara Stanley/Nature

Bees prefer to take nectar laced with the world’s most commonly used group of insecticides - behaviour that could have serious repercussions given the(...)