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Suicidal biting is a nest defense strategy in Trigona stingless bees.

2 December 2014

  A new research article just out describes how self-sacrificial behavior represents an extreme and relatively uncommon form of altruism in...


Stingless bees bite to the death to defend colony

19 November 2014

Sussex researchers have found that stingless bees will engage in suicidal biting in order to defend their colony.


Sussex bee researcher makes a B-Line for London

11 November 2014

London's abuzz with reaction to the recent National Pollinator Strategy unveiled by Environment Secretary Liz Truss.


A response from LASI to the National Pollinator Strategy

5 November 2014

4 November 2014 Response to the UK government's publication of the National Pollinator Strategy from the Laboratory of Apiculture and Social...


A step into the unmown creates a ‘win-win’ for wildlife and humans

18 September 2014

Creating unmown areas in a park can increase flowers and pollinating insects as well as enjoyment of the space, finds a Sussex study in Saltdean.


A sunny afternoon at LASI

17 July 2014

A year has passed since our last successful Open Day, so by popular demand we once again opened our doors on a sunny July afternoon, to both...


‘Listen to the bees’ to create healthy rural landscapes, says Sussex study

22 May 2014

Honey bees’ foraging preferences provides valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, saySussex researchers.


August proves difficult for honey bees as many foragers return empty handed.

7 May 2014

A new paper by Margaret J Couvillon (LASI), Katherine A Fensome, Shaun KL Quah, and Roger Schürch (LASI) shows that August is a critical month...


Dancing bees reveal why summer isn’t the season of plenty

2 April 2014

Summertime and the living is easy – but not for the hungry honey bee, new research from Sussex published today (Wednesday 2 April) reveals.


Bees mean beans: Bumblebee researchers call for help

17 February 2014

Bee researchers are asking for volunteers to see whether there are enough bees left in our gardens and towns to pollinate vegetable crops properly.


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