Honey Bee Colonies


Honey bees are eusocial insects that live in colonies A honey bee colonies are complex societies consisting of members of the same species coexisting together in a unit, each with a specific task to be carried out. Colonies are intricate social structures regulated by the queen and carried out by worker bees and drones. Table […]

Honey Bees


Honey bees are eusocial insects that live in colonies Honey bees are eusocial insects belonging to the Apidae family and the genus Apis. They are known most prominently for their ability to create honey, as well as their superior pollinating capabilities. Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents What Are […]

Honey Bee Sting


Honey bee inserting its stinger into human skin Honey bees sting as a defence mechanism to protect the colony. When an intruder invades, the workers release pheromones to alert the others of the threat and lead them to its location. In this event, the pheromones stimulate their attack response. Table of Contents Add a header […]

Furrow Bees


Furrow bees are also called Sweat bees One of the most populous families of bees is also the most biodiverse. Furrow bees, also known as “Sweat” bees, cannot be easily characterized or quantified because their habitats are largely dependent on the region. What is common is their choice of nesting location: underground or in rotted […]

Drone Honey Bee

The male species of honey bees are called drone honey bees Drone honey bees are the males of the species. They are produced when a queen places an egg into a cell created exclusively for drones. Once they are positioned in these cells, they are not fertilized by the queen; fertilized cells will become female […]

Cuckoo Bumblebee

There are 29 species of Cuckoo bumblebees, representing about 15% of the total bee population Cuckoo bumblebees are parasites that take over the nests of standard social bumblebees, and take on the appearance of being the freeloaders of our ecosystem. Cuckoo Bumblebees try to get their hosts to do everything for them and not give […]

Carpenter Bees

Because Carpenter bees hibernate throughout the winter, they can survive for more than one season The genus Xylocopa consists of over 500 species of bees, which includes carpenter bees. Bees of the genus Xylocopa use their mandibles to burrow into wood and other hard plant matter creating tunnels in which they create their nests. They […]


Bumblebees are present in nearly every continent; but they are less prevalent in some parts of India and Africa Bumblebees are needed to pollinate the flowering crops and plants that living species need to survive. Even though bumblebees are basically in it for themselves when they forage for nectar (they need food to live), the […]

Bumblebee Nest

Bumblebee nest on the ground Bumblebee nests are not at all like honey bee hives. Because the bumblebee life cycle lasts only one season, bumblebees approach homeownership in an entirely different way than honey bees, which can survive for several years. Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the table of contents What […]

How to Get Rid of Bumblebees?


Bumblebees are one of the most docile species of the Apidae family The large size of bumblebees can be frightening to those who do not recognize their harmlessness. Because bumblebees make nests in the ground, they may end up in people’s flower gardens or backyard. While it’s understandable some people may want to rid their […]