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Let me start off by saying that I LOVE BEES. BEES!?! Yes, Bees. They get a bad rap, but bees are amazing little creatures. Bees are what we call “Pollinators“, meaning while they are buzzing around, collecting nectar for honey production in a thriving hive, they are picking up and dropping off bits of pollen …
Pollen plays a vital role in the life of bees. Without the benefits of pollen to bees and other insects, the colony would fail. Learn why bees collect pollen on their legs and return to the hive. And, how bees use pollen to grow their family. #bees #beeke
Did you know? Bees are essential to the production of $15 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products per year. But despite their importance to our food system and the planet, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refuses to take the necessary steps to protect these indispensable creatures. #SaveTheBees #Ag
Identifying honey bees. The worker bees are female; they are responsible for gathering nectar and pollen, cleaning the hive, caring for brood (bee larva), tending to the queen, guarding the hive, and turning nectar into honey. The queen remains in the hive to lay eggs and regulate worker activities with pheromones. The drones mate with a virgin queen on her nuptial flight and die immediately afterwards; drones are only present during spring and summer.
This infographic from BogglingFacts features 10 fascinating Honey Bee facts you didn’t know including the hierarchy of a honey bee hive. It details the physical characteristics of the bee, shows the component parts of honey and products that the bees make in the hive and much more.
38 Free DIY Bee Hive Plans & Ideas That Will Inspire You to Become a Beekeeper - A lot of us pay a premium for high-quality raw honey. Not only is local honey tasty, it has plenty of health benefits. Now, just imagine if you had your own honey producing hive. Not only would you have your own delicious honey, you may be able to turn a profit and you’ll be contributing to the ecosystem.