It turns out bumblebee workers can mate and rear colonies like mini-queens - read all about it here
(i) Viki has joined the Surrey Wildlife Trust - we wish her all success in her new job!
(ii) We were delighted to host Marina Arbetman and Carolina Morales from Argentina for a week of intense bumblebee work - Mark is looking forward to the return visit to Patagonia in November
(iii) Hannah's first paper got accepted and published by Ecology & Evolution - you can find it here
Elaine's latest work on duplicated mitogenomes (weird or what?!) in stingless bees published and available here