bee research

  • Tricks of nature, with and without light

    Australian bees can see, while the platypus glows.

    The fur of Australia’s unique platypus glows green under ultraviolet light, while at least two species of the country...

    Animals November 3, 2020
  • Honeybee ID is a gut feeling

    They recognise each other thanks to similar microbiomes.

    Bee sisters are genetically closer than human sisters, so it’s easy to assume this is why they recognise each other. ...

    Animals October 16, 2020
  • Citizen Science

    Helping keep track of bees

    Exotic intruders can wreak havoc on our native species.

    Bees get a lot of good press. They pollinate our crops and in some cases, make delicious honey. But bees around the w...

    Animals January 13, 2020