Build the Buzz

Build the Buzz Arnia has joined forces with the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) to launch a national scientific project to help improve the health and welfare of our honeybees. Called [...]

Death’s-Head Hawkmoth, the honey bees’ biggest predator?

While cutting the grass at our Italian bee research facility I came across what is most likely the largest and without question the most beautiful caterpillar I have ever encountered. [...]

Honey bee orientation. Does the 3-3-3 rule work?

Honey bees like all other animals need to navigate their movement in search of food, habitat, a mate and to escape from predators. This article will deal only with how [...]

Hive Humidity

Humidity of the brood nest is important for the overall fitness of a honeybee colony. Numerous studies have demonstrated that either high or low levels of humidity affect the health [...]

Temperature and Thermoregulation in the Beehive

Brood nest temperature is of extreme importance to the colony and is controlled with utmost precision. Honey bees maintain the temperature of the brood nest between 32°C and optimally 35°C [...]