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What Type of Bees Make Honey?

What Type of Bees Make Honey?

Buzzing busily from flower to flower, bees play a vital role in our ecosystem. But amidst this vast family of buzzing insects, not all bees are designed to produce honey, a beloved sweet substance enjoyed globally. As we embark on this exploration, the focus sharpens on the honey bee, the […]

Why Do Beekeepers Use Smoke?

One of the most distinctive tools in a beekeeper’s arsenal is the smoking tool. This tool, which produces smoke, plays a crucial role in calming bees during routine maintenance and honey harvesting. The use of smoke in beekeeping has a long history that dates back to ancient civilizations. Greeks, Romans, […]

Are Bees and Wasps Related?

Introduction to Bees Vs Wasps Bees and wasps are some of the most fascinating, but also sadly misunderstood, insects in the animal kingdom. They are important pollinators, predators, and scavengers, and play crucial roles in ecosystems in our backyards and around the world. Yes, bees and wasps are related. They […]

uk beekeeping rules and regulations

UK Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking about starting your journey in beekeeping, or have plans to expand your current beekeeping operations to something a little more than a personal hobby, there are some key rules and regulations you need to go over: Bees Act 1980 Covers the government’s powers of the control of […]

state beekeeping laws, rules, and regulations

State Beekeeping Rules and Regulations

If you’re thinking about starting a hive or expanding upon your beekeeping hobby, there will be some local and state regulations you’ll need to familiarise yourself with. Below is a list of beekeeping laws by state, as well as a list of state beekeeping associations, to help you get to […]

Move over ducks, Queen Bees quack too! [Here’s Why]

It turns out it’s not only ducks that quack. Researchers at Nottingham Trent University used sensitive vibration detectors, called accelerometers, to listen in on Honeybee hives. What they found, is that besides the regular buzzing sounds we all hear; queen honeybees make quacking and tooting noises. How Bees communicate Honeybees […]