How Much Do Honey Bees Cost?

How much do honey bees cost? There is no accurate answer to this question – the range is from free to a few thousand dollars a swarm. In this article, we will explore how to get bees for free, how …

Do Queen Bees Leave The Hive?

Do queen bees leave the hive? Yes. In this article, we go into a bit more depth on this topic and explore why queen bees leave the hive. The queen bee is the dominant female reproductive in the hive. Her …

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 …

How To Make A Candy Board For Bees

There are many ways that we can feed our bees. A candy board is a clever way to help our bees make it through a cold winter. In this article, we look at how to make a candy board for …