Tag - bees



A Japanese research team has identified three genetically distinct populations of the Japanese honeybee.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 16, 2023
Three genetically distinct groups found for Japanese honeybee
Temperature rises caused by global warming could lead to a decline in the species.
Former Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel (left) helps Lewis Hamilton prepare the Mercedes team's "bee hotel" at Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture on Thursday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
Sep 22, 2023
Sebastian Vettel creates a buzz in Japan amid biodiversity crisis
The retired former champion invited current F1 drivers to make a small contribution to nature by building "bee hotels" next to the Suzuka Circuit track.
A deadly parasite that’s ravaged bee populations globally has made deeper inroads into Australia.
Sep 11, 2023
Bee-killing mite's rapid spread could cost Australia billions
A mite known for feeding on bees has spread further inland toward Victoria, the nation’s biggest producer of nuts and fruit.
Japan Times
Dec 28, 2022
Saving the bees isn’t the same as saving the planet
Mother Nature spent millions of years creating the most efficient pollinator on the planet. We owe it to the bees to save them.
Japan Times
LIFE / Food & Drink
Sep 24, 2020
Mobile honey-making tradition lives on in Japan
Migratory beekeepers have seen their numbers dwindle, but many remain committed to their traditions.
Japan Times
Jul 13, 2019
Hive of activity: Tapping into the buzz of backyard beekeeping in Japan
The importance of bees to Japan's agricultural sector certainly isn't lost on domestic hobbyists.
Japan Times
Mar 11, 2019
'Forbearance' pays off: India International School in Japan student wins 10th Japan Times Bee
The winning word was "forbearance," meaning "patience," and Ariya Narayanasamy may be representative of the word — going through more than two dozen rounds of unceasing demands to spell sometimes arcane words accurately and pick correct definitions without making a single mistake.
Japan Times
Aug 29, 2018
Bees besiege Times Square street, drawing swarm of tourists
It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime on Tuesday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 16, 2018
Bumblebees' decline linked to inbreeding and disease
Researchers in Canada playing detective with the yellow-banded bumblebee's genome have found evidence that inbreeding and disease are the likely reasons for the decline of the species, York University associate professor Amro Zayed says.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 4, 2018
Trump administration lifts Obama-era GMO crop ban on U.S. wildlife refuges
The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.
Japan Times
May 19, 2018
Bees Bar by Narisawa: Restaurant’s side project is a more casual affair
After 15 years, chef Yoshihiro Narisawa's eponymous high-end restaurant in Aoyama needs no introduction or further plaudits, and nor does his innovative, superlative cuisine. But there was always one area that needed addressing: the lack of a bar inside his compact premises.
May 12, 2018
When your friend always has to have the final say
'I saw a bee!'
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jan 10, 2018
Honey bees' attraction to fungicide has 'unsettling implications' for food output
Honey bees are attracted to a fungicide used in agriculture with "unsettling implications" for global food production, a scientist said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
Nov 28, 2017
Bee research may redefine understanding of intelligence
The brain of a honeybee is tiny — the size of a pin head — and contains less than a million neurons, compared to the 85 billion in our own brains. Yet with that sliver of brain, bees can do some extraordinary things. They can count and interpret abstract patterns. Most famously, bees have the ability...
Japan Times
Oct 6, 2017
Elderly wheelchair user dies after attack by swarm of hornets
An 87-year-old woman died in September after she was stung more than 150 times by a swarm of giant hornets in Ozu, Ehime Prefecture, as she traveled home from a nursing facility, the local fire service headquarters said Thursday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 5, 2016
Brainy bees learn how to pull strings to get what they want
Scientists in Britain have managed to teach bumblebees to pull strings to get to food and then pass on what they have learned to others in their colony- showing a high level of intelligence despite their tiny brains.
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 28, 2016
Minnesota sets broadest U.S. limits on chemicals blamed for bee declines
Minnesota's governor on Friday ordered the broadest restrictions yet in a U.S. state on the use of agricultural pesticides that have been blamed for hurting bees, fueling concerns that farmers there will not be able to protect crops from insects.
Dec 5, 2015
Taking the sting out of household infestations
The vast majority of telephone calls on household pests fielded by the Shibuya Ward Office's Public Hygiene Division in 2014 were not about rats, cockroaches or spiders but they involved something with a little more sting in its tail — hornets, wasps and bees.
Aug 1, 2015
Health gains lost to climate change
All of the impressive scientific and medical gains of modern civilization are in danger of being lost because of the effects of climate change and environmental degradation.
Japan Times
May 22, 2013
Retired teachers stay busy as bees
Five people in their 70s to 90s from Fukui Prefecture have been chasing and collecting bees for more than half a century, contributing to the discovery of rare species.


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