Special Bee Edition of Links to share

Bees never cease to amaze!  Here is a collection of recent news (and not so recent news which I recently founds) about one of my favourite groups of organisms.

Bees excavating hard sandstone: http://www.livescience.com/56073-bee-drills-nests-out-of-rock.html

And if you want to help fund that research: https://experiment.com/projects/how-does-nest-substrate-choice-impact-larval-bee-health

Can bees be on the endangered list? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/bee-that-breaks-your-heart-180960900/?no-ist

Bees collecting plastics and polyurethanes to makes nests: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1890/ES13-00308.1/full

A really cool bee that lives inside what are typically considered to be ant domatia: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00114-007-0289-0

And then more about the sociality of that same bee: https://insectessociaux.com/2015/11/12/novel-but-not-new-forms-of-societies-in-bees/

Sexual harassment reduces productivity in the bee world too: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347209004746

Leafcutter bee guide (North America)! http://www.natureserve.org/sites/default/files/publications/files/web_-_leafcutter_bee_report_brochure.pdf

Tool use in bumblers? http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/10/hints-tool-use-culture-seen-bumble-bees?utm_campaign=news_daily_2016-10-06&et_rid=16756882&et_cid=869174

Two links stolen from Ecology is not a dirty word:
Grass pollination by bees? http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1095-8312.1962.tb01326.x/abstract

And stingless bees eating fungal spores? http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0101-81752000000300025&script=sci_arttext

The science of bee poop: http://honeybeesuite.com/inverse-square-law-governs-the-distribution-of-bee-poop/

 

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