NYPD bee squad ready for sting operations...

2016-07-27 19:16

A New York City police detective who works in counter-terrorism also protects New Yorkers in another way: by helping corral and relocate swarms of bees that occasionally descend on the city.

Bees buzzing on rooftops at SF hotels

2016-05-14 10:02

Aware of the well-publicised environmental threats to honeybees that have reduced numbers worldwide, several San Francisco hotels have built hives on their rooftops.

China bug declared world's longest insect

2016-05-05 19:00

A bug over half a metre long discovered in southern China has been declared the world's longest insect.

Garden-care giant to drop bee death chemicals

2016-04-13 16:00

Garden-care giant Ortho says it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees.

Mexico documents big rebound in monarch butterflies

2016-02-27 11:44

Investigators say Monarch butterflies have made a big comeback in their wintering grounds in Mexico after suffering serious declines

Genes show why bedbugs are tough suckers to kill

2016-02-03 07:38

Bedbugs, the notorious bloodthirsty critters which tormented the residents of New York City some years ago, have become genetically wired to resist pesticides, experts said Tuesday.

Get a chance to name a new moth species

2015-10-19 07:35

An auction on eBay allows the public to make a different kind of purchase. Up for sale: naming rights to a new insect.

Asian tiger mosquitoes spotted in Paris

2015-08-20 12:27

Asian tiger mosquitoes, known to carry deadly diseases including dengue fever and chikungunya, were spotted in Paris for the second year running this summer, a local French health agency says.

Locusts threaten crops in southern Russia

2015-08-01 14:08

Swarms of locusts are threatening thousands of hectares of farmland in southern Russia, a report says, broadcasting striking images of what they claim to be the worst locust invasion in years.

British bees have visitors swarming into expo sculptural hive

2015-06-21 17:53

The World Expo in Milan is all abuzz about a giant aluminium hive that hums in harmony with 40 000 bees making honey 1 400 away in Nottingham, England.


Science analyses rare rapport between birds, people

2016-07-21 22:59

For generations, people in Africa have partnered with wild birds called honeyguides to find bee hives and honey, and scientists say they have analysed this rare rapport for the first time.

Cayman Islands to deploy GM mosquitoes

2016-05-06 18:01

Genetically modified mosquitoes will be deployed in the Cayman Islands to control the insect species that spreads Zika, dengue and other diseases.

Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em

2016-04-19 18:01

Mozzies. Skeeters. Stingers. Whatever you call them, mosquitoes don't get much love from our species.

Scientists discover surfing spider called Brian

2016-03-10 18:10

Scientists in Australia say they have discovered a large spider that can surf, swim and catch fish.

UN: Stopping Zika may require GM insects

2016-02-16 21:15

The WHO says it might be necessary to use controversial methods like genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out the insects that are now spreading Zika across the Americas.

Genetically modified mosquitoes combat Zika virus in Brazil

2016-01-20 09:27

Test results has released by a British biotech firm suggest that genetically modified mosquitoes could help Brazil combat the Zika virus

Illegal logging killing Monarchs

2015-08-26 17:05

Illegal logging has more than tripled in the monarch butterfly's wintering grounds In central Mexico.

World's first ant map launched in Hong Kong

2015-08-06 19:02

The world's first ever ant map showing the distribution of the tiny industrious creatures around the globe has been launched by the University of Hong Kong.

Bumblebees dying due to climate change

2015-07-09 22:32

Bumblebees are struggling to adapt to global warming and are simply dying rather than migrating northward to cooler climes.

London museum deploys 'gay' moth sex controls

2015-06-17 17:54

London's Natural History Museum is trialling a quirky system using female moth pheromones to confuse males into homosexual activity in its battle to stop the damaging cloth-eating insects from breeding.

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