Category: Biology

Biology of bees

Changing Roles in Bees life due to Brain Chemistry

Scientists have been linking an increasing range of behaviors and inclinations from monogamy to addiction to animals’, including humans’, underlying biology. To that growing list, they’re adding division of labor — at least in...

Pollinators

A Sweet Reward from Plants to Attract Pollinators

Flowering plants need sugar transporter SWEET9 for nectar production Evolution is based on diversity, and sexual reproduction is key to creating a diverse population that secures competitiveness in nature. Plants as largely immobile organisms...

Single Gene Separates Queen from Workers

Scientists have identified how a single gene in honey bees separates the queens from the workers A team of scientists from Michigan State University and Wayne State unraveled the gene’s inner workings and published...