Month: June 2019

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Why is Manuka Honey so expensive and rare?

For a long time, honey has been used not only as a sweetener but also as a powerful natural medicine. It is only recently that people have started to pay attention to the health benefits that come with the use of honey. It is now a major ingredient in a […]

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How fast can bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps fly?

Among the most feared insects are the stinging insects, especially the ones that are commonly encountered by humans. These insects are bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. They are very notorious because they are the ones that usually attack people when accidentally provoked and these attacks can sometimes be fatal. […]

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What would happen if bees didn’t pollinate?

Bees are the best insect pollinator there is and are responsible for about $11 – $15 billion worth of hired industrial pollination work a year. They are responsible for pollinating $30 billion worth of crops in a year. This is why the US government developed the Pollinator Protection Research Plan. […]

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Mason Bee Myths and Facts

When we hear the word bee, we will likely jump to a honey bee or a bumblebee. However, these are not the only kind of bees that exist, and definitely not the only species of bees we should care about. There are approximately 20,000 species of Bee but only around […]

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What Are Bees Attracted To?

Well, the answer to that question will be explored in the upcoming sections of this article. We separate myth from fact and answer questions about why bees are attracted to blue colors over red colors, or why bees will visit certain flowers more than other. Keep reading to explore the […]

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Bee Killing Pesticides – What to Avoid

There’s no doubt that bees are crucial to the smooth functioning of our environment as they pollinate plants, fruits, and vegetable gardens. However, most gardens, plants or crop fields are treated with heavy use of pesticides to keep them safe from unwanted insects or pests. These pesticides protect plants, but […]

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How to Identify A Honey Bee Using A Wing Vein

There are a lot of bee species coexisting with us in this world. As small as they are, they make a significant impact on our lives. Specifically, honey bees, they are a great source of livelihood in our agricultural industry. However, how can we identify a honey bee if we […]

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As An Individual, How Can I Help Save The Bees?

It common knowledge now that bees need saving. The industry is in a panic because of the high numbers of colony collapse reported in recent years. We all know how important bees are both in our ecosystem and in our agriculture. We’d be left with uninteresting and unhealthy food if […]

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What Is The BEST Clover For Honeybees?

Clover honey is a form of honey that people produce from bees that feed mainly on nectar from clover plants. New Zealand, the United States, and Canada are among the world’s leading producers of clover honey but the level of honey quality differs. You can easily get this type of […]