Honey Bee Research

Counting bees
Counting bees

REU 2017 interns Ally and Paola measuring foraging rate by counting how many bees leave the hive.

New hives!
New hives!

Preview of our 8 new observation hives for 2017!

Pollen
Pollen

Pollen pellets from our pollen traps!

Pollen trap
Pollen trap

The openings are just large enough to let a bee through (without her pollen pellets).

Yellow bee
Yellow bee

Winner of the 2015 Tufts Graduate Student Photo Competition.

Preference assays
Preference assays

Honey bees drinking from a feeder with a salt solution.

Dirty water
Dirty water

The picture (taken on an iPhone) that started it all.

Honey bee wing
Honey bee wing

Magnified 400x.

Honey bee foot
Honey bee foot

Magnified 400x.

All photographs are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.