Why Don’t Bees Sting Beekeepers?

Why don’t bees sting beekeepers? I’m going to let you in on a little secret – bees do sting beekeepers, and any good beekeeper doesn’t mind getting a few stings. Stings are really good for you, you just have to …

Types Of Bees

People often ask about the types of bees that exist. The simple answer is there are a really really large number of bee species – at least 20 000 with more than 4000 in the US. In this article, we …

Chalkbrood Treatment

In this article, we have a look at chalkbrood and how to deal with it. This fungal pathogen of bees is a minor nuisance most of the time, but when there is a flare-up, you do need to do something …

How To Get Rid Of Bee Nests In The Ground

In this article, we take a look at how to get rid of bee nests in the ground. Ground bees are not necessary even honeybees, so first, we have to work out “what we have”. Once we have done this …

Can Bees Bite Humans?

People often mistake a bee sting with a bee bite. This article investigates which bees can bite humans. In so doing, we answer the question – can bees bite humans? We show that yes, they can, and they can also …

What Eats Bees In The Food Chain

Bees are insects and insects are food to many animals. Bees also store honey, and a beehive contains a lot of brood. When we ask what eats bees in the food chain, there is quite a long list of animals. …

Do Bees See In Color?

Bee eyesight is a complex subject. Bees have compound eyes. These eyes allow them to see the world in a way that is very difficult for us to understand as we only have two eyes – not 13803 like bees …

Bee Foundation Plastic vs Wax

In beekeeping, there are arguments for and against using plastic beeswax foundations. Beehive wax foundation is nearly essential to most types of beekeeping. In this article, we explore the benefits and disadvantages of plastic foundation compared to natural wax foundation. …

How Much Honey Can You Get From One Hive?

One of the most common questions I get asked is how much honey can you get from one hive? This is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is. When we look at how much honey a …

How To Find The Queen Bee In A Hive

In this article, we have a look at how to find the queen bee in a hive. To get this right you first need to be pretty sure you know what a queen bee looks like. To spot the queen …