Explore The World Of Bees.....

How do honey bees taste?...Read

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Bee-themed family word search printables  Go to free downloads

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Do bees have teeth?   .......  Read

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Do bees have knees? ........  Read

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Learn about and watch lovely leafcutter bees...…  Read

Leafcutter bees cut away neat segments of leaf or flower petal for making their nest cells.  Learn more about leafcutter bees here.

Why do honey bees have hairy eyes?...…  Read

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How to help a bumble bee with mites........   Read

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The amazing structure of a wasp nest...…  Read

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30 Fantastic garden flowers for bees........   Read

White-tailed bumble bee on pink beach aster flower

50 facts about the amazing honey bee ...…    Read

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Honey bee swarm

Swarming Bees
The sight of swarming bees may unnerve some people, bu it's a very natural and wonderful part of the life cycle of honey bees (Apis mellifera).

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Do bees eat meat?
Amazingly, a small group of tropical species do!  Read


Barbut's bumble bee male on a yellow flower

Do bees sleep? 
Scientific study suggests that bees exhibit behaviours that suggest they do!

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How do honey bees make honey?
"A bee is an exquisite chemist" said the Royal Beekeeper to King Charles 1.  He was right, of course!  Read

Bumble bee on clover flower

Why do bees have furry bodies?
As bees visit flowers, they collect fine pollen grains on the many hairs on their bodies. 

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Bees trapped in spider webs?
Once free from the web, the bee will clean itself. 

Bees Are Amazing!

Did you know, there are about 25,000 types of bees in the world, with probably more species awaiting discovery?

Were you aware that most species are solitary, that males cannot sting, and that collectively, they help to pollinate an estimated one third of all the food we eat?  

Find out more about bees and how you can help them.....................

What can you do to help bees?

Start with these TOP 10 TIPS - and share them with friends.

You could also ask your council to do their bit.

Without doubt, one of the most important thing you can do is ensure you include as many plants for bees in your garden as possible.

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