Honeybees Switch Roles within the Hive

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Honeybees exhibit subtle differences in their DNA, which is tied to their roles within the hive. These DNA modifications, which are normally fixed, can be changed and could be the first examples of reversible DNA changes associated to behavior.

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Entomologists Recreate Colony Collapse Disorder That Affects Bee Populations Worldwide

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At the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), scientists have been trying to recreate the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder that has been affecting bee populations worldwide. CCD is yet largely unexplained and millions of bees were lost in recent years. Bees are a very important part of the pollination process in crops worldwide.

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