About Honey Bees
Links About Honey Bees
The Waggle Dance
Honey Bees - The Colony
Famous dance of the honey bee, with a diagram.
Unlike bumblebee colonies, honey bee colonies are meant to thrive year after year, with thousands of bees! Information about the functioning of the colony. It's an amazing world!
Honey Bee Life Cycle
A description of the life cycle of bees from egg to bee! Find out how the role within a colony affect the bee's life span. You'll also find an illustration of the process on this page.
Honey Bee Queen
Are queens born or made? Learn about Her Royal Highness of the hive!
Here is a brief description of the life of drones.
Honey Bee Pollination
Read information about how honey bees play a crucial role in pollination services, providing many of the food stuffs we eat.
How Do Bees Make Honey?
Many humans eat honey. But few appreciate the effort it takes for these wonderful little insects to produce it.
Honey Bee Deaths Explored
From pesticides to habitat, varroa, CCD and nosema - what's responsible for all the losses?
Honey Bee Facts
Get these quick fun facts about bees, from how much honey is produced by a bee, to the number of times the developing larvae will be fed every day.
How To Start Beekeeping
Get lots of information here, from bee hive plans, to videos and links to further resources.
Honey Bee Anatomy
A diagram and an explanation of some of the main body parts of the honey bee.
An explanation of how beeswax is made, and how it used by the bees.
Honey Bee Mating Behaviour
Information about honey bee mating, complete with a short video.
Why Do Honey Bees Use Hexagons?
Bees build honeycombs using wax. It's quite amazing, but each individual cell is the shape of a perfectly formed hexagon! How and why do they do that?
What it is and its relevance to honey.
Did you know?
If the honey bee queen is removed from a
hive, within 15 minutes, the rest of the colony will know about it!
Read more about the honey bee queen
How far must honey bees fly to produce a pound of honey?
Find out by
Did You Know?
Male honey bees (drones) have no father, but they do have a grandfather!
Does that sound impossible?
Read more about Drones!
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