About Honey Bees 

Take a look at these links to learn about the amazing honey bee (Apis species).

Side view of a honey bee foraging on purple knapweed flower

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.

Slab of comb honey on a white plate

Honey Bees - The Colony
Unlike bumble bee 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.

Which Bee Is The Most Important In A Hive?
A honey bee colony is a superorganism, and all members play a vital role, but workers, drones and the queen have differing impact.

honey bee workers and a queen together on comb

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

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.

Bee hives by a wall

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

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

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