How Can Bees Tell Friend From Foe? All Things Considered, NPR Science column: The secret life of bee bacteria; All in a Day with Alan Neal, CBC Radio, Canada Bee microbiome smells tell nestmates apart; Eva Higginbotham, The Naked Scientist Gut Feeling: Research Reveals How Honeybees Identify Outsiders; Environmental News Network Honey bees tell friend […]
Former graduate student Cassie Vernier published her study on the role of the gut microbiome in regulating nestmate recognition in honey bees. Study suggests that microbial genetics play a role in determining hive membership via modulation of host bee pheromones. Vernier CL, Chin I, Adu-Oppong B, Krupp J, Levine J, Dantas G and Ben-Shahar Y […]
CBC Listen Science column: The secret life of bee bacteria | All in a Day with Alan Neal | Live Radio | CBC Listen A new study published this week in Science Advances has shown the very unique way that honey bees can tell who is a member of their hive and who may be […]
NPR.org How Can Bees Tell Friend From Foe? Honeybees rely on chemical cues to identify friendly bees from foes. New research suggests those cues may have something to do with the honeybees’ gut microbes.
Yehuda publishes a new study that describes the brain miRNA transcriptome of diverse bee species with varying levels of sociality. Study was led by Dr. Karen Kapheim from Utah State University, and former postdoctoral fellow Eirik Søvik, now at Volda University in Norway. https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.200517