Tag: Apis mellifera

Bees are smart and artsy

TweetHoney bees have long been shown able to learn different colors, shapes, and patterns. Noble prize winner Karl R. von… read more Bees are smart and artsy

who stole my pollen basket?

Tweethttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140129115157.htm Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers. A team of… read more who stole my pollen basket?

Bees foraging on lotus

TweetLotus (Nelumbo), which many people confuses with water lily, is actually now in a different family (Nelumbonaceae). Water lily belongs… read more Bees foraging on lotus

Two covers in March

TweetFor the first time in my life, I have two photos published simultaneously by the two major beekeeping magazines in… read more Two covers in March

First glimpse of bees in 2013

TweetMonday (Feb 25, 2013) the weather.com said it was 46.6 at around 4 pm. so I thought it would be… read more First glimpse of bees in 2013

G80 on Eupatorium

TweetAfter the lucky draw 2 days ago, today I saw yet a different tagged bee foraging. This time on Eupatorium… read more G80 on Eupatorium

Goji Bees

TweetLong time no beetographying…The last time I serious shot bees was probably in Taiyuan, China (June 6-July 6th). I am… read more Goji Bees

Epigenetic Modification of Gene Expression in Honey Bees by Heterospecific Gland Secretions

TweetPaper published today: http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0043727 Background In the honey bee (Apis mellifera), queen and workers have different behavior and reproductive capacity… read more Epigenetic Modification of Gene Expression in Honey Bees by Heterospecific Gland Secretions