"In this case, the bees are our new partners in crime fighting, and that's amazing science," said Mary Ellen O'Toole, the head of the Forensic Science Program.
A wasp found across much of the United States resembles the murder hornet, but isn't generally dangerous to humans. Here's how to tell them apart.
The murder hornet, as it is known in some Asian countries for its ability to kill a being with its sting, may pose a significant threat to the honeybee population, according to some scientists.
According to new research, Israeli acute paralysis virus (IAPV) can manipulate bees' behavior so that infected individuals can enter new colonies.
Researchers places bees in water and watch them do what is know as hydrofoiling.
"This discovery is striking given how small their brains are," researcher Gene Robinson said.
How the insects are exposed to all these chemicals is unclear, but the pesticides could be contributing to bee decline.