THE ROBOT THAT TRACKS DOWN SICK BEES

Bees, on which we rely to pollinate our crops, are decimating, but science is coming to our aid! Researchers have traced the movements of bumblebees by sticking QR codes behind them. They also created a system that tracks individual bees exposed to imidacloprid, a neurotoxin belonging to the group of neonicotinoid pesticides. Neonicotinoids are the […]

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Why are bees dying?

It’s still a mystery, but Harvard researchers have made progress! For some years now, bees are decimated because of neonicotinoids. These substances are used as poison to defend the crops from the attack of other species of insects, so that, even if not voluntarily, also bees are hit. It would seem that, once these substances […]

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The DNA of honey

A group of researchers from the University of Bologna managed to analyze the DNA of honey discovering a new world! To create honey, bees collect nectar or honeydew from flowers and plants around the hive up to ten kilometres away. They collect nectar or honeydew from flowers and plants, but they also capture traces of […]

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Plants that are good for nature

If this year you have decided to show your green thumb at its best here is a way to do good to nature, with plants that are not only beautiful and useful in the kitchen but also nourish the bees. Bees in this period suffer, due to the use of pesticides and human activities, a […]

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Pollen

Pollen is the fundamental element of plants, it’s collected by bees and used for larvae nutrition. It looks like a sticky yellow powder that gets trapped on the body of the bee when the bee rests on the flower. Then the bee groups the pollen into small balls and deposits them in bags on the […]

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