Do Bees Sense Fear?

Do Bees Sense Fear

Do bees sense fear? I often get asked this, and the short answer is “yes”. There are many things that bees sense, but a scared shivering beekeeper will get stung. If you want to work bees, you have to be confident and calm. Overcoming fear is an important part of becoming a competent beekeeper. What … Read more

How Many Hives Can One Person Manage? Tips From A Pro

How Many Hives Can One Person Manage

How many hives can one person manage? This is not a question with an easy answer, so let us explore the factors that will directly impact how many hives you can manage in your area, with your capability. A Precautionary Note To Beekeepers Who Want To Scale Up There is a funny thing that happens … Read more

Can You Eat Honey From A Dead Hive

Can You Eat Honey From A Dead Hive

Can you eat honey from a dead hive? This will really depend on how the bees died. I personally never eat honey from a dead hive. But let’s have a look at how you can work out whether eating honey from a dead hive is safe or not. Why Would Bees Be Dead? There are … Read more

Do Wasps Produce Honey? A Story With A Sting In The Tail!

Do Wasps Produce Honey

Do wasps produce honey? Yes, there is one species that does!  This fascinating wasp still eats insects as most other wasps do, but, like honeybees, it has the ability to store nectar and ripen this into a sort of honey! Read on to find out more about this weird wasp. What Is The Difference Between … Read more

A Bee With An Orange Stripe

If you are trying to identify a bee with an orange stripe or a bee with an orange bum, there are a few candidates, all of whom are amazing little friends to have in your garden. Let us take a look at a few candidates who meet these criteria! Bees are in general commonly colored … Read more

What Is Bee Brood – All Your Questions Answered

What is bee brood? This is the next generation of bees – it is the part of the hive that produces bees constantly to replenish and grow the hive population. To fully answer the question “what is bee brood?” we will have to take a far deeper dive into what the brood nest is, how … Read more

The BEST Ultra Bee Pollen Substitute – Revealed

Pollen is an essential part of the honeybee hive’s nutrition providing protein, lipids, vitamins, and minerals. Pollen substitutes, such as Ultra bee pollen substitute can allow a beekeeper to enhance the health and build-up of a hive. In this article, we will take a look at pollen substitutes and how they work. What Is Pollen … Read more

Does Lemongrass Attract Bees?

Does lemongrass attract bees? The short answer is yes. The long and fun answer is the rest of this article. Lemongrass is an amazing grass herb that contains terpenes that attract bees. Let’s see how we can use this to our advantage. What Is Lemongrass? Lemongrass species are all part of the genus Cymbopogon. The … Read more

Types Of Natural Beehives

Types Of Natural Beehives

The types of natural beehives are really determined by the places bees decide to build their nests. Different locations require that the bees employ different techniques to make sure that their hive is safe and healthy.  In this article, we will explore how the nesting site influences the type of natural beehive the bees build. … Read more

An Observation Hive – Can I Use Wood To Make It?

An Observation Hive - Can I Use Wood To Make It

You get observation hives and then you get cool observation hives! Observation hives are a lot of fun – they let us watch the bees do their thing and get insights into how their world works. If you thought a fish tank was fun…wait until you have an observation hive….hmmm…what if we combined the two? … Read more