Bee keeping is fascinating, ecologically essential and produces pounds of deliciously healthy honey. Recent worldwide bee colony losses have worried experts who are calling on ordinary people to set up hives in their back gardens.
This is a look at the life-cycle of the Violet Carpenter bee - Xylocopa Violacea known on the Spanish Costa Blanca as the Mijas bee, The article has many stunning macros of this huge and impressive looking black bee. There is also a must see video where you can see what the inside of a nest looks...
So, you want to be a beekeeper. That is awesome, but let me give you some things to think about and give you a helping hand before you jump feet first and spend money that you don't need to.
The friendly beekeeper might have the best interest of his bees in mind, but the bees don’t seem to always see it that way. Protective clothing makes beekeeping a lot more enjoyable when the bees take exception to having the roof popped off and...
For new beekeepers, it can be tricky to know what to do - when and what to look for - as you go into your hives for that first Spring hive inspection. Here's the run-down of Spring Beekeeping tasks.
There are around 10 species of social bees in Australia. They live in colonies and have no stings. Of these few social bees there are just a couple that produce and store Honey that can be extracted.
Honey bees are little marvels. Aerodynamics say they shouldn’t be able to fly, yet they do. They fly a lot and they do it amazingly well. These facts about the flight of honey bees will amaze you.
Where have all the honey bees gone? What can we do to encourage bees back into our gardens. Bees are the most important pollinators on the planet, we all have to do whatever we can to save them.
Honey bees, beekeepers, and fall are all great topics. Come and find out what a small beekeeper does in fall in the Midwest.
The bumblebee gorgeous macros of bumblebees Find out some strange facts about bumblebees like they have smelly feet and find out why they do. Find out how many species of bumblebee there are and more