an apiary with five beehives with different coloured frames

What Is an Apiary?

An apiary is a place where more than one beehive is kept. This means apiaries can be owned and operated by private individuals in their

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bubble of venom on the tip of a wasps' stinger

Wasp Sting

Wasp stingers are tiny, pointed barbs at the end of the wasp’s abdomen used for stinging. Venom sacs are located inside the abdomen and contain toxic venom that causes the reaction associated with a wasp sting.

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Bee Behaviour

Can Bees Get Drunk?

Bees can get drunk just like humans do. Like humans, bees are intoxicated by ethanol, the intoxicating substance in alcohol. Ethanol is formed by fermentation when

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tarantula hawk eating a big brown tarantula

What Is a Tarantula Hawk? 

Tarantula Hawk Classification Class: Insecta Order: Hymenoptera Family: Pompilidae Genus: Pepsis and Hemipepsis Species: Many A tarantula hawk is one of the largest wasps on

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close up shot of a hornet's nest with hornets at the entrance

Hornet’s Nest

Hornet nests are marvels of natural engineering, attracting much interest from scientists. Hornets are the largest type of wasp, belonging to the same family as

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