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Can bees do maths?

A new outlook on bee intelligence

Have bees got feelings? Can they count? Or dream? Or think logically? Bee researcher Randolf Menzel has been studying the bee brain for five decades and has come up with some surprising insights.

Wanted: stress mitigators for pollinators

Helping bees and pollinators can be easier than you think

Multiple stress factors are responsible for bee decline, says Dave Goulson from the University of Sussex. To help the bees, he suggests stress mitigators, such as flower-rich habitats and sustainable farming methods. Bayer has been actively promoting such measures for s...

High Winter Losses of Honey Bees

Experts fear that 30 percent of the honey bee colonies might not have survived

Apiarists estimate that one third of the German honey bee population may not survive the winter. The dramatic loss became apparent in autumn 2014, as the Varroa infestation was very high last year.

Bees need Food and a Home

Pollinators help us and, together, we can help them

Why do bees matter and what can we do to keep them healthy? A sketch video by the UK Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) provides some of the answers.

A Hard Life for Bees

Canadian Sentinel Hive Study

Bayer researchers, contract scientists and beekeepers studied beehives for two consecutive years during a large-scale field study. The results of the Canadian Sentinel Hive Study show: Viruses are ubiquitous – their impact on hive health and vigor merits greater attenti...

Young Bees are Working Themselves Into the Ground

Colony Collapse and stress behavior in honey bees might be linked

A team of international scientists may have discovered a correlation between the stress behavior of honey bees and Colony Collapse Disorder.

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