Mason Bees – A Quick Guide

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Do mason bees produce honey? Mason bees do not produce honey as they do not live in colonies. The production of honey is the purpose of surviving the winter without … Read more

Do Bee Hotels Really Benefit Bees?

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The concept of a bee hotel creates a wonderful image; a small space in your backyard providing refuge for solitary bees, allowing them a safe haven in areas where habitat … Read more

Why Do Bees Swarm?

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Honey bees will swarm when they leave a nest to establish a new one. Reasons for this can include lack of forage, an overcrowded hive, disease, or pesticide use in … Read more

Why and How do Bees Make Wax?

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What is beeswax?  Made primarily from chemical compounds that comprise fatty acids as well as long-chain alcohols, beeswax is a malleable substance mostly produced by honey bees. At room temperature, … Read more

Why and How Do Bees Make Honey?

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Why do bees make honey? Bees need honey as a resource to enable them to survive the winter. Unlike the majority of bee species, honey bees will overwinter. By the … Read more

Can Wasp Traps Harm Bees?

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Barbeques and cookouts are a must when it comes to summer, but many soon find that wasps are often hovering over food and drinks too. While wasps can be aggressive … Read more

Difference Between Wasps and Bees

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The differences between bees and wasps are nuanced but some generalities can be made. Wasps often have a cut waist whereas bees do not. Bees are rounder in appearance. Also, … Read more

Why Do Bees Dance?

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Honey bees are unique creatures, not only for their production of honey, propolis, and royal jelly, but their methods of communication are unique to the Apis genus.  Why do bees dance? Bees … Read more

Bumblebees – A Quick Guide

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From the Bombus genus, meaning “humming” or “buzzing” in Ancient Greek, bumblebees are social insects. They are often large, hairy bees that represent roughly 250 species. Their range spreads all … Read more