Sadly corresponding with the global fall in bee populations is a series of beehive thefts from various corners of the globe. In late August, Alberta farmer Kevin Nixon was hit by the theft of over 600,000 of his bees, including 12 hives. More recently, a 750 year old farm off the coast of North Wales was the … More Bee thefts are on the rise!
National Geographic’s photography is second to none worldwide, thanks to the world renowned photographers on it’s team. Celebrating National Honey Bee Day on August 15th, the magazine’s website published this beautiful gallery of bees and beekeepers from around the world, revealing at once the grandeur of these amazing creatures. A man in Bangladesh uses smoke to subdue wild honeybees and … More National Geographic’s Honey Bee Day Picture Jamboree!
For everyone out there, from gardener to beekeeper, here’s a few flowers that will not only look good but will also attract more bees to your backyard. These ornamentals could even provide a pit stop for the bees, should they become fatigued during their daily rounds.
In a recent study researchers discovered how bees naturally vaccinate their young. This may prove to be useful in creating the first bee vaccine. Scientists can begin to build bee resistance to the factors that have caused colony collapse disorder across the globe for years. This research was aided by previous studies into bee culture and with the collaboration of Arizona … More Natural bee vaccine
If you were ever wondering how honey is really made, we found this simple, yet elegant video that beautifully explains how the wondrous substance is created! With the use of simple animation, the author outlines the journey of the bee, all the way from drawing the nectar of flowers to placing a ‘wax-cap’ on the freshly prepared honey.