To Bee or not to Bee?
Written by: Mariska Veer Have you ever heard of robot bees? No? They do exist, and are currently being developed by several research groups. One of the many studies is conducted by a research group at the Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Japan. Here they made a prototype of a robot bee. This…Read more
Written by: Nilda Tatipata Afraid of a bee sting? No need, it can even be good for you! It may sound crazy, since the venom of a bee causes localized itching and pain. In addition, the side effects of a sting can be fatal if you are allergic to bees. Yet, bee stings have been…Read more
Written by: Mario Orrico In recent years, urban beekeeping has become a widespread practice in major cities around the world. Between 1999 and 2012, London saw a 220% increase in beekeepers and dutch cities are experiencing an increase in bee-oriented activities. But do bees even thrive in these urban environments? And why do cities want…Read more
Written by: Jolijn Jansen After a boring corona winter, we are ready to party. But we humans are not the only ones with an urge to dance. The insects in our garden are also coming back to life now that the sun is out. A real party animal is the bee. They dance to their…Read more
Team 7: Jolijn Jansen Mario Orrico Nilda Tatipata Mariska Veer Welcome to our buzzing blog about bees. These honey-producing creatures have been around for centuries, and that is not without reason. You may know them as the annoying black-and-yellow buggers. Yet, they are very important for the environment and plant biodiversity. These super-organisms protect our ecosystem by pollinating plants. Thus, the fruit in your lunchbox is partly provided by bees! Moreover, their honey and stings can be used for medical purposes. Sadly, the bee population is undergoing a rapid decline due to…Read more