The Science of Bees

The bee is one of nature’s most incredible creators and in The Science of Bees we look at everything from bee species, reproduction, genetics and much more.

Why Bees Can’t Fly?

Joining Bees in Flight The story of flight is one that has always fascinated man.…

The Secrets of Honeycomb

One of the more aesthetically pleasing sights in nature is the structure constructed by bees…

Exploring the Process of Pollination

What is Pollination? At the most basic level, pollination is the way plants achieve fertilization…

How Honeybees Reproduce

It is an interesting truth that man, in all his brilliance, depends so greatly upon…

The Incredible Diversity of Bees

The world of the bee is much more diverse than many would assume. Most people…

Bee Antennae
A deeper look at honeybee anatomy

In The Anatomy of Bees, we took a look at the body parts of the…

Bees eyes in closeup
Do Bees See Colors?

How the Vision of Bees Helps Them As with many things bee-related, the way honey…

Extracted honey
The Composition of Honey

Most people know honey as a sugary and very tasty substance, made from nectar gathered…

Close-up of a honeycomb filled up with honey
The story of a single cell within a beehive

The events that happen within a beehive are hidden from view. But they shape the…

Marked Queen bee
The Common Races of Honeybees

What is a “Race” of bees? A race of bees is akin to a breed…

Bees at Hive
How Honeybees Use Pheromones

We have seen that bees have many ways to communicate, even including through vibrations on…

Pollen Larvae Cocoons
The Honeybee Lifecycle

When we look at a single honeybee, we see a small, seemingly simple creature. But…

Honey Bee Eggs And Brood
Honeybee Genetics

Clones with No Sons and Males with No Father Let’s get straight to the point…

Bee
The Anatomy of Bees

The honeybee, though small in size, is a complex and sophisticated creature. This is an…

Honey Comb
Why bees rock!

What is it about the bee? Why does it captivate us? Why do we see…

Bee on white flowers
The Benefits of Bees

More than just the sting and the honey… The sight of their fuzzy yellow and…

3 Bees
The Types of Bees

During the summer the hive will most likely be at its peak, with around 20,000-50,000…

Bee drinking a water drop
The Science of Bees Overview

Bees and the Environment For such small, docile creatures, honeybees have a tremendous impact on…

Propolis
The special properties of propolis

Propolis is more than just that sticky substance that makes it difficult to move your…

3 Bees
The language of bees

Just like most intelligent animals, bees communicate with each other. They don’t use words like…