Author: Richard Playfair

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Can Bees Harm These Common Things?

Bees are typically not aggressive creatures if you leave them alone, although, in reality, the same cannot be said for the Africanized Honey Bee species. However, there are instances when they get riled up and attack. It is during these times when bees can cause the most harm to humans, […]

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How Do Bees Transfer Pollen Between Flowers?

Bees play a significant role in the fertilization of flowers. They are mostly involved in the process we know as pollination. This helps flowers achieve complete reproduction and multiply in the cycle. At the end of this article, you will learn more about the pollen transfer process and how bees […]

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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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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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Are Bees Born Fully Grown?

Bees undergo complete holometabolism. Their life cycle is very similar to any other typical insect- flies, moths, beetles, wasps and ants alike. A bee transforms from an egg to a fully-grown adult via pupa. Are bees born fully grown? Simply put, no they are not. In fact, bees go through […]

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Does Global Warming Affect Bees?

There are around 20,000 different species of bees on Earth, only one of which is the most known honey bee. Bees, in general, and especially honey bees, are an important part of almost every ecosystem on earth – they serve as pollinators of both wild and domesticated plants, thus enabling […]