Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?
Learn about the fascinating lives of bees on this Moment of Science.
Social insects such as wasps, bees, and ants rely on sight and odor to distinguish a nest mate from an outsider, but can they decipher between individuals?
Since botulism bacteria cannot survive in oxygen, they form spores that lie dormant until they’re in an oxygen-free environment. For example, the oxygen-free insides of canned goods are prime breeding grounds for botulism.
In most species of social insects, such as wasps, bees, and ants, the females rule. The females are the workers.
Find out how naked mole rats are like insects on this Moment of Science.