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I have something very important to tell you about honey bees

I only need to inform you about this crucial bees fact: when bees are caught in the water, they use their wings as hydrofoils to surf back into the safety of the land. While bees can swim, they can not fly with wet wings, and worse, they are not strong enough to free their wings from the water surface. This …

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Bees can count better if they are punished for the wrong answer

Bees have already proven that they can count up to 4 and learn some basic arithmetic. Now, new findings in the Journal of Experimental Biology suggest that they can calculate even higher numbers – if they know they're being punished for the wrong answer. Principal author Scarlett Howard trained 22 honeybees randomly collected from 25 beehives in Toulouse, France. They …

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Hikers hurried to the hospital after the bees attacked

According to Jonathan Harris, deputy mayor of Le Brignon, the attack took place when the couple walked along a path near Le Brignon in the Haute-Loire. A 70-year-old man became unconscious after the attack, and a 52-year-old woman also received emergency treatment, Harris said. The deputy mayor said the man had been hospitalized in a "sticky situation", but since then, …

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A Border Guard rescued a Guatemalan family from a swarm of bees

A border patrol officer in Brownsville, Texas on Tuesday noticed a small swarm of bees in his vehicle. After the agent cleared his vehicle, he began to track down the rest of the bees and discovered thousands of them, covering themselves like a "jacket and a bundle". "On closer examination, the agent recognized the" bundle was a person who had …

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Bees can link symbols with numbers, study finds

Studies have shown that bee brains are able to link symbols to numbers. Credit: RMIT University We've learned that bees can understand zero and do basic arithmetic, and now a new study shows that their tiny insect brains may be able to connect symbols to numbers. Researchers have trained honeybees to assign a character to a specific set, and found …

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Bees living on the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral survive the flame

image copyright Getty Images caption The beekeeper of the cathedral Nicolas Geant says the bees have "drunk" themselves with the smoke of the fire The smallest inhabitants of Notre-Dame have survived the devastating fire that destroyed most of the cathedral's roof and destroyed the famous tower. It was believed that 200,000 bees living on the roof in beehives had originally …

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"Bee Safe" pesticides are actually not very safe for bees

In recent years there has been growing concern about the impact of pesticides in agriculture on bee health, with much of the focus being on so-called "neonicotinoids" or "neonics" ("neonics" for short). The neonic has become ever closer, and manufacturers have developed pesticides that are considered "bee safe". However, one of these substances, flupyradifuron (FPF), which is marketed under the …

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Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows

Image copyright Steven Falk Image caption There are winners (left – ashy mining bee) and losers (right – red-shanked carder bee)                  A third of British wild bees and hoverflies are in decline, according to a new study. The study found "winners Scientists warn. "and" losers "among hundreds of wild bees and hoverflies. Common species are being lost at the …

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Scientists say that bees can do basic math

According to a study published in Science Advances this week, scientists from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have shown that honeybees can add and subtract when trained to do so. This discovery helps scientists understand the relationship between brain size and brain power, and bird heads may be torn from the list of perceived difficulties. Honeybees and humans are separated …

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