Author: beescause

Honeybees: The Great Pollinators

Honeybees: The Great PollinatorsIf it weren’t for honeybees and other bee species, a third of the world’s food supply would cease to exist. These wonderful creatures are responsible for pollinating plants and crops, providing humans with food and beautiful flowers.But where do they put the pollen that they collect from the plants? Does it stick to […]

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The life cycle of a honeybee

The Life Cycle of a Honeybee Honeybees are divided into three castes: queens, worker bees and drones. Queens and worker bees are both female – worker bees cannot be impregnated, however – while drones are male; their sole purpose is to impregnate a queen.The life cycles prior to adulthood for these three types of bees varies, but all […]

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Who is the queen bee?

Who Is the Queen Bee?The queen bee of the hive — or of the office — often gets a bad rap for doing the least amount of work while getting the most credit.That’s a little unfair. After all, someone has to be in charge.When it comes to real bees, female workers have made the queen […]

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Colony Collapse and Solutions

Colony Collapse and SolutionsThe phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder is when the masses of bees in a colony disappear and the queen is left behind with plenty of food and a few nurse bees to care for her and the remaining immature bees.The National Agricultural Statistics Services, or NASS, has been doing studies since 2015. In addition, […]

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Does harvesting hurt bees?

Does harvesting honey hurt bees? The problem of the loss of the honeybee in commercial and residential settings has become one of the most important environmental problems the human race faces. Over the course of the last decade, Greenpeace has reported the situation regarding the decline of bees has reached problematic levels with around 40 percent of the […]

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The benefits of honey

The benefits of honeyBees are the true manufacturers of honey. Their sweet gift to us is considered a super-food not only because it can satisfy your taste buds and sweet tooth but also because it can speed up the recovery process when you’re dealing with injuries. In fact, thanks to the medicinal properties in this […]

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