Honeybees Ravaged by 'Colony Collapse Disorder' Are Making a Huge Comeback http://time.com/4885569/honeybee-popu... "The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that's affected hives in North America and Europe declined, according a U.S. Department of Agriculture honeybee health survey released Tuesday."
Deadly Mites Can Leap From Flowers Onto Bees, This First-Ever Video Shows https://www.seeker.com/deadly-mites-c... "For the first time, Varroa mites have been recorded hopping onto honey bees from flowers, and doing so with surprising agility, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. Researchers from Cornell University recorded the footage."
Honey Bees Cry 'Whoop' When They Collide https://www.seeker.com/honey-bees-cry... "Scientists have just decoded another bit of honey bee speech, and the newfound 'word' the bees are buzzing is 'whoop.' In a study published in the journal PLOS One, researchers with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) have learned that a particular honey bee vibration signal long presumed to be a warning about danger outside the hive might also be a kind of startle response, issued when the tiny fliers bump into each other in the hive."
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