• Karl von Frisch: Discoverer of the Honeybee Language

    “The bee’s life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water” – Karl Von Frisch The natural world is a place full of wonders. When the attention of science was first turned towards the secrets of how nature works, an entire generation of researchers was needed […]

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  • Napoleon Bees: The Honey Bees of Napoleon

    Napoleon Bees: Napoleon and his beloved symbol of the honeybee The 5th of May, 1821. On this day, Napoleon Bonaparte, the former French Emperor, died on St. Helena. Although he was never a beekeeper, Napoleon used the honey bee as one of the most important symbols of the power and prestige of his empire. There […]

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  • Charles Henry Turner

    Remembering Dr. Charles Henry Turner

    Charles Turner was one of the most important names in science. He was able to show people for the first time that honeybees have color vision, a very important discovery. The scientist should also be remembered as being one of the first African American to receive a university degree, at a time when African Americans […]

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