Erika Thompson not only removes bees from residential sites in Austin (and across Texas) by rescuing rather than exterminating them, but she does so in this video by scooping them up with her bare hands. No beekeeper suit needed here. She also realizes these bees, who are huddling under an umbrella after a storm, need a queen bee and she just happens to have one on her. Once her job is done, she will take them to a honeybee sanctuary.
Apparently Asian honeybees scream by furiously rubbing their wings together. As the inimitable Sabrina Imbler writes for The New York Times: In a paper published Wednesday in the journal Royal Society Open Science, researchers describe the Asian honeybee's unique acoustic signal, which is called an antipredator pipe. The researchers colloquially refer to it as a "bee… READ THE REST
Vespa mandarinia, also known as "murder hornets," are a menace to bees. They "can brutally attack and wipe out entire honeybee colonies in hours," reports Smithsonian Magazine. "Once the hornets infiltrate a nest, they remove the hive's brood and take bee larvae and pupae back to their nests to feed their own young." In this… READ THE REST
In this fascinating video below, learn about the biology of beach bees! Bumble bee mimicking Digger Bees (Anthophora bomboides stanfordiana) are beach bums, hanging out on the sands of Northern California and Oregon. From Deep Look: Once they've mated, the females spend the spring digging their nests into sandy cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. They… READ THE REST
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