Biology News
Ecology Day at South Elementary - Daily Dunklin Democrat

Daily Dunklin Democrat
Photo by Laura Ford, staff Park Ranger Eric Heuring of the Missouri Department of Conservation shows one of several snake skins to students during Ecology Day. By the end of the session, many students could give the name of the snake by the design of ...

Gene regulation Seasonal genes explain the winter blues -
New research may explain why some inflammatory diseases are more common in the winter. According to Todd and colleagues, the activity of ~23% of human genes varies with the seasons. Genome-wide analyses of mRNA levels in peripheral blood ...

Why you shouldn't freak out about honeybee swarms – and how to save bees ... - Washington Post

Washington Post
“The reality is that a swarm of bees is not defensive,” says Seeley, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University, where he specializes in the behavior and social life of honeybees. Swarming bees are still en route to a new home ...

Common Missouri Wasps and Bees

Monett - United States

This site offers lots of detailed information on wasps and bees, particularly those found in Missouri.

Bees and Wasps
United States

Covers bees, wasps, yellow jackets, and hornets. Includes information on species background and pesticide application.

Hymenoptera: Ants, Bees and Wasps

The characteristics of these insects, their life cycle, feeding and habitat, with illustrations.

United Kingdom

Status and conservation of 24 species.

United States

National society dedicated to studying and recording these insects, order Hymenoptera, in the UK and Ireland. Provides information on the society and its activities, with a photograph gallery.

Sawflies, Wasps, Bees and Ants: Order Hymenoptera

Photographs and information on the species found in the Brisbane area, Australia.

Common Missouri Spiders
United States

Descriptions and pictures of spiders indigenous to Missouri, USA.

Family Vespidae: Paper Wasps and Potter Wasps

Photographs and information about some species found in the Brisbane area of Queensland, Australia.

Paper Wasps, Yellowjackets and other Stinging Wasps
United States

Illustrated article on the different groups of wasps, their avoidance and control, and the medical importance of stings and their treatment. [PDF]

Solitary Bees: An Addition to Honey Bees
United States

Articles on solitary bees in North America and how to raise and use them.

Close-up View of Common Knotweed, Common Lamb's-quarters and Sheep Sorrel
United States

Photographic study by Brian Johnston of these three species, Polygonum arenastrum, Chenopodium album and Rumex acetosella.