About Honey Bees - 
(Apis mellifera)

Take a look at these links to learn about the amazing honey bee,  Apis mellifera.

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 Do Bees Make Honey?
Many humans eat honey. But few appreciate the effort it takes for these wonderful little insects to produce it.

Honey Bees - The Colony
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.

The Waggle Dance
Famous dance of the honey bee, with a diagram.

Honey Bee Mating Behaviour
Information about honey bee mating, complete with a short video.

What Is Mead?
What it is and how it's made.

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?

Bee Enzyme

What it is and its relevance to honey.

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 To Start Beekeeping
Get lots of information here, from bee hive plans, to videos and links to further resources.

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  • Where Do Bees Go In Winter And Do Bees Hibernate?

    Where Do Bees Go In Winter? About winter activity of honey bees, and overwintering or hibernation of bumble bees and solitary bees.

  • Bee Facts

    Bee Facts - quick snippets about the different types of bees, with links to further information, and facts about honey bees

  • How Long Do Bees Live?

    How long do bees live? It depends on the type of bee, and the role in the colony. A look at the lifespans of honey bees, bumble bees and solitary bees.

Wacky Fact

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?

Honey bee facts

Find out by

clicking here!

Wacky Fact!

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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