Author: Richard Playfair

Can Bees Kill Humans

Can Bees Kill Humans?

Most times, when people are asked to talk about the most dangerous and worst biting pests, the usual suspects topping the list include; rattlesnakes, scorpions and even fire ants. However, the problem is that people fail to realize that the now infamous killer bee is also a very big problem. […]

can bees and wasps mate

Can Bees and Wasps Mate?

This is a question I get asked a lot by the hobbyist beekeeper and you should not be embarrassed to ask it, or worried you’ll get hybrid bee-wasps. The short answer to bees and wasps mating is no. Disappointing, i know, but it is very important to understand why this […]


Why Don’t All Bees Make Honey?

Ask anyone to say the first word that comes into their head after you say the word, ‘bee’ and the likely answer will be, honey! Well, that is at least the first thought that came to my mind. So this got me wondering, do all bees make honey and if […]

how many bees live in a hive

How Many Bees Live in a Hive?

The community of bees that live in a hive is called a colony. If you have ever seen a beehive, you must have realized that there is a large number of these small creatures in there. They all function like a single organism, but do we know the exact number […]

Can Bees Kill Dogs

Can Bees Hurt Dogs?

People are generally concerned about themselves when it comes to bee stings. After caring for themselves, they then care about their dogs. They always want to know what happens to their dogs and how the dogs react to bee stings. Bees can kill humans, so why not dogs? Can bees […]

Do Queen Bees Have Wings

Do Queen Bees Have Wings?

A honey queen bee is the most important member of the colony. She is the mother of all the bees in the hive. Whether you are a beekeeper or a person interested in bees, you should discover and understand the many fine details about a bee queen if you want […]

Is Honey Vegan

Is Honey Vegan?

Are you a Vegan, Vegetarian or just someone concerned about the origin of their food? Have you always wondered if you could make use of honey as in an animal product free diet? I am glad you found this post because all the answers to your questions are here. Is […]

How do Bees Make Hexagons

How Do Bees Make Hexagons? (Honeycomb)

A hexagon is a six-sided polygon whose sides are equal in measurement. Geometrically speaking, in nature it is as the least wasteful shape. Its compressive shape also makes it one of the strongest naturally occurring geometric structures on the planet. It’s little wonder then that one of natures great builders […]

what bees are venomous

What Bees Are Venomous?

The most common stinging insects in the world are bees and wasps. Their stings could trigger severe allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis. Information from World Health Organization suggests that, an average of 200 deaths from bees and wasp stings occur globally every year. In fact, this is almost an underestimate, […]

Can Bees Get Diabetes

Can Bees Get Diabetes?

It seems strange that this is even considered but if bees can get diabetes, how would that be possible? This article will discuss all the necessary details you need to know about bees and diabetes. For instance, how bees get diabetes, and how they can also manage it. Bee Sugar […]