Talking to Plants
Thanks to the work of plant behaviour researchers, we are beginning to understand that plants are responsive and have active relationships with pollinators. Sabiha Malik talks to us about her special relationship with plants and why we should all be conversing with our foliage friends.
Where do bees live?
Bees don't just live in hives they are found in every habitat that contains, or is near, flowering plants. Cavities in trees, marshes, shingle, sand dunes, soft cliffs heathlands, wetlands, chalk grasslands, quarries, gravel pits, sea walls, and even post-industrial land.
Training Bees to detect Bombs
By rewarding certain behaviours, scientists can train bees to do some pretty incredible stuff. A bee’s sense of smell is at least 100x better than humans, which means they are very sensitive to the presence of certain chemicals found in bombs. In this article, Andy Welch, explains how bees could be better bomb detectors than sniffer dogs.
Why care about bees and biodiversity?
Biodiversity is the variety of all living things on Earth. Many species of insects, animals and birds are vital for pollination. They all work together within ecosystems to create the web of life. Learn how bees and biodiversity provide us with a myriad of life-enhancing benefits.
The World Bee Project supports, connects, and amplifies new technologies and scientific study to improve the health and wellbeing of bees and other pollinators. It uses Artificial Intelligence (AI), data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) to power the World Hive Network© to generate solutions to wider issues of biodiversity, climate change, food security and human wellbeing.