Wasps are part of the Hymenoptera order Hymenoptera is an order of the animal kingdom that includes wasps and bees. There are 115,000 species under this order and are primarily known for their contributions to pollinating. Hymenoptera species are characterized by two pairs of wings and three body regions. Table of Contents Add a header […]

Are Bees Insects?

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Bees are classed as insects due to their straw-like mouth parts and mandibles Bees are insects and part of the Insecta class. They are more complex than other insects and small bugs due to their ability to create honey and be eusocial. Their unique capabilities can be confusing as to whether or not they’re an […]

Do Bees Die After They Sting?

Honey Bee Collecting Honeydew

Honey bees have barbed stingers that are impossible to pull out of a mammal’s skin It’s a common misconception that the majority of bees will die after they sting, however, honey bees are the only bee species that will pass after stinging. When they sting an elastic-type material, like human skin, their stinger will become […]

Bee Larvae

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In the bee development cycle the larval stage takes place between the egg and pupa Bee larvae are the centre of the bee life cycle. Once a colony is established, the queen must lay eggs directly into honeycomb cells. Those cells host the egg for a short period and give way to bee larvae. The […]