What Do Bees Eat?

Honey bees produce honey which is a very important food product. It not only lures us with its sweetness, but also protects us with its medicinal qualities. While they make an important food produce, have we ever stopped to wonder what do they feed on? Feeding the Honey Bee Colony It is an amazing fact that honey bees travel long distances to be able to find the right surroundings and…

The Magnificence of the Honey Bee Colony

If there is an organized clan of insects, honey bees are considered to be one of them. Researchers have believed that they are the most social and fascinating insects in the world. They are aware of their surrounding and totally in control of their capabilities as well. The Honey Bee Colony There are different kinds of honey bees. With that said, not all of them live in colonies or follow…

Pollination 101 – Why Bees are So Important

For the most part, every species works towards the well-being of the environment. Small or big, they contribute in their own way to the growth and development of the environment. When it comes to thinking of them, we normally think of larger species and their contribution. Insects and the smaller variety are more often than not ignored. Truth be told, bees are a very important part of the ecological balance…

Mining Bees: Are You Seeing Bee Nests Underground?

Question: I have seen little mounds of earth and small bees tunneling in my garden lawn. What are they? Most people generally think that bee nests are limited to being built above ground, but this isn’t the case with many types. You have likely noticed one of a very large genus of bee which is known as the mining bee. Why Do Mining Bees Tunnel Underground? Mining bees hibernate in…

Natural Production of Honey

Honey is known for its therapeutic qualities world over. Whether it is consumed or applied, or used as a by-product for the preparation of consumables, cosmetics or medicines, its healing properties knows no end. It is one of the natural products that is embraced the world over by the young and the old alike. How Honey is Made Honey production actually starts with honeybees. It is made as a source…

Difference Between a Bee Sting and a Wasp Sting

If you spend substantial time outdoors, you are bound to be in the company of bees and wasps. While they contribute wonderfully to the ecological balance, they also can be a menace. A fun outing can well be spoilt by a bee sting or a wasp sting. Is There a Difference Between a Bee Sting and a Wasp Sting? A sting is often thought to be a bee sting. However,…

What to Do If You Encounter Bees – 5 Tips

Bees are commonly feared for their random appearances and occasional aggressive behavior. Their stings are well known to be painful, but they usually happen because they feel threatened. Today we will give you some advice about what to do if you come across them. 5 Tips If You Encounter Bees Don’t Panic Actions such as screaming, swatting, or running away from bees are guaranteed to make them feel threatened. The…

Signs of a Bee Nest

Bees are wonderful insects that help maintain the ecological balance and in their own way contribute to the growth of flora and fauna by pollination. They can also be a pest to and menace if disturbed. You may not know but there may be a swarm of bees residing around your home. Signs You May Have a Bee Nest Around Your Home So, how would you know if there is…

Better Be Safe Than Suffer a Bee Sting

Nature has its way of balancing things around us through its flora and fauna. The tiniest of insects contribute to the well-being and growth in and around the environment. Having said that, bees play an integral role in the life cycle of our ecosystem. While they help with the pollination, producing honey and helping in the evolution of life, they can be quiet a menace if instigated the wrong way….

Preserve Nature – Save Honey Bees!

A majority of the honey bee colonies died this past winter. Needless to say it is a threatening situation where the pollination demands of the country will be in question very soon. The ecological balance is highly disturbed completely due to these sudden colony deaths. Beekeepers lost 31 percent of their colonies in late 2012 and early 2013. This is much more than the accepted drop naturally. Over the years…