Why Do Bees Make Honey?

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Why Do Bees Make Honey?​

Perhaps you’ve often wondered why bees make honey but you never had the time to search for an answer. Maybe the question came up just now while you were enjoying some delicious honey.

In this article, you’ll learn everything you need to know about why bees produce honey. You’ll discover which types of bees produce honey and if they eat it. Finally, I’ll tell you if taking honey from the hive is harmful or damaging to bees and their colonies.

Why Are Bees so Important for The Planet?

Why Are Bees So Important for the Planet?​

Bees are the world’s most important pollinators of food crops, making them an invaluable part of the ecosystem. It’s estimated that about one-third of the food the world’s population eats every day relies on pollination. This is done mainly by bees — especially honeybees.

Bees Robbing a Hive: Why Does It Happen?

Why Do Bees Rob Other Hives?​

A bee colony is a bee family focused on survival. The term “robbing” itself may sound malevolent — yet the only intent of the bees is to keep their family alive. They’re ready to do anything for this – even attacking another beehive and battling to the death.

Why Do Some Bees Leave Their Hive?

Why Do Bees Leave Their Hives?​

Excellent beekeepers know how to be in tune with their colonies and understand the finesse of dealing with bees. This is why it’s especially painful when one finds their colony population decreasing, and realizes that some bees have simply up and left their hive. What just happened? Why do some bees just decide to leave their hives?

What Are Zombie Bees?

What Are Zombie Bees?​

Bees are at risk from a few angles. One of these is something that’s been coined “zombie bees,” which relates to how bees behave once they’re suffering from an infection.

A Simple Sugar Water Recipe to Keep Bees Healthy

Sugar Water Recipe​ for Bees

Bees are usually quite good at taking care of themselves and getting food out in the wild all year round. When you keep bees, it falls to you to make sure your bees are properly fed and have all they need to stay out of trouble

This is especially important in the winter and early spring when plants aren’t in bloom. For your bees to stay in top shape, they need to have a stable supply of carbs to give them energy. Luckily, this is not so hard to provide. A bee sugar-water recipe is a solution that can sustain bees more than you may realize.

What Are Mason Bees and How Can You Help Them?

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Everything You Need to Know About Mason Bees

In the recent bee crisis (or bee apocalypse, as some call it) everyone focused their attention on honeybees. While it was great to see the world unite and campaign in favor of the bees, most people campaigned for the wrong species. Honeybees were never in trouble, but mason bees were.

Bee Larvae: Appearance and Behavior

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A Complete Guide to Bee Larvae

After hatching from the egg, the first stage a bee passes through on its way to adulthood is larval. In this article, I’ll cover all you need to know about bee larvae. Regardless of the species, every bee starts out his or her life as a larva.

You’ll discover what bee larvae look like and what they eat. I’ll tell you where bee larvae live, and how long they spend as larvae.

The Complete Anatomy of a Bee

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The Anatomy of a Bee​

As you watch these fascinating creatures flying around your garden, dipping in and out of the flowers, are you intrigued by them and want to know more? In this article, you’re going to learn the intricate details of bee anatomy.

Firstly, there are thousands of species of bee—an estimated 20,000. These insects are members of the Apocrita suborder in the Hymenoptera family. I’ll detail the general traits that the seven families of bees share, with a few exceptions.

Bee Swarms: Knowing When It’s Time to Keep Clear

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A Complete Guide to Swarming Bees​

Swarming bees are a sight most of us don’t want ever want to encounter. If you’d like to arm yourself with information just in case it happens to you, this article will help. I will cover why bees swarm and what goes on when they do it.

You’ll also discover warning signs of a potential swarm to watch out for. Lastly, I’ll tell you if it’s possible to prevent a swarm from happening.