Bees and human medicine: the connection

Bees and human medicine: the connection

When you think of bees, you probably think of pollination, honey, black and yellow stripes. It’s unlikely that you would relate bees with human medicine, but believe it or not, bee venom may prove to be an effective treatment for enlarged prostates. In research studies in the laboratory, scientists found that a month of bee […]

Saving the bees may involve understanding camouflage

Saving the bees may involve understanding camouflage

Researchers are working hard to figure out how to save the bees, and new information is helping to provide some insight into the problems that bee colonies are facing. The most serious threat to honeybees across the globe is a small mite called the Varroa mite. And these mites are using chemical camouflage to gain […]