Watch Asian Hornets Catching Bees

Hawking Hornets in Action Whilst conducting research into Vespa velutina (Asian Hornet) in Italy, Arnia founders Huw and Sandra Evans captured some amazing video and photographs hornets hawking at bee [...]

After the Swarm

After the Swarm Swarming is a risky business for honey bees. The swarm bees may not find a suitable new residence and perish in bad weather. For the stay at [...]

Honey bee genetics: altruism vs individualism

Honey Bee Genetics Honey bees and other social insects have an unusual reproductive genetic system, different to us and most other insects – it is called haplodiploidy. In this system [...]

Love Affair with Lavender

Love Affair With Lavender The diversity of insects that forage on lavender is quite astounding, even though they are only foraging for nectar, not pollen. I counted 19 different species [...]

Arnia Summit 2017

Arnia Annual Summit 2017 As luck would have it, Arnia Founders Huw and Sandra Evans live in the beautiful hills of Tuscany. The Arnia team are based all over the [...]

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne

Maths explains how bees can stay airborne with such tiny wings This article , by Timothy Revell in New Scientist – Short Sharp Science Section looks at how bees and other [...]

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca

Kleptoparasite Beetle, Potosia Opaca By Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder The below series of photos and a video, taken in the South of France earlier this summer, show a not so [...]

Meet the Arnia team – Sandra Evans

Meet the team – Sandra Evans, Arnia co-founder – Promoting science in bee yards and schools Sandra is a qualified Plant Scientist but these days can also list; beekeeper, researcher, [...]

Human activity is a key driver in the spread of pathogens.

HUMAN ACTIVITY IS A KEY DRIVER IN THE SPREAD OF PATHOGENS AFFLICTING THE EUROPEAN HONEY BEE Robert Owen is author of The Australian Beekeeping Handbook, owner of a beekeeping supply company, [...]

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen

Bumblebee Buzz Makes Flowers Explode With Pollen The fuzzy pollinators vibrate in the key of the Beatles song “Hey Jude” to make flowers give up their goods. This great article [...]