Author: Steve Foster

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Black Wasps – Everything You Should Know

There are different types of wasps in the world and the western side of the United States has a number of species that are attracted to the climate. The great black wasps is one of these and has one of the most painful stings among species of wasps. People fear […]

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Do Wasps and Hornets Make Honey?

Honey is largely associated by bees. If you mention bees, a person’s mind immediately thinks honey or run, because of the fear of being stung. Wasps and hornets are rarely, if ever, associated with honey. However, there is a species from the wasp family, which produces edible honey. This honey […]

How To Tell If Your Hive Is Being Robbed

Honey bees have numerous enemies in nature, including wasps (especially yellow jackets), wax moths, hive beetles, and yes, even bears. However, it might come as a surprise for some of you to learn that honey bee colonies also sometimes attack each other. Namely, when food is scarce, an army of […]

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How to Help Bumblebees Infested With Mites

Mites? On Bumblebees? When we think of mites generally we think of the kinds that cause problems for us. You know, dust mites, bed bugs, and the like. Did you know that Bumblebees actually can suffer from an assortment of mites as well too? It sounds strange, but it’s true. […]

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Can You Use Pesticides in Your Back Yard? A Bees Story

Flying over Saigon, you wouldn’t know if five decades ago, the night sky was light by fiery napalm explosions while the day time sky glowed with a deep orange hue as planes sprayed Monsanto’s lethal herbicide, Agent Orange. You might be wondering “why the history lesson? I thought I you’d […]

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Is Pure Honey Becoming Harder to Find?

Is that honey jar you’re about to buy really from North Dakota? Or is it adulterated honey? Lot’s of people assume that every jar of honey is the real deal. A lot of bees did their best to fill jars of honey, and now, you can grab any jar off […]

What Do Bees Sound Like?

The different species of bees buzz in different ways. Bigger species of bees vibrate slower than smaller species and produce a lower-pitched buzzing sound. Different species of bees, coming from different places of the world, have different kinds of buzzing, too. So, what does a bee sound like? The ‘buzzing’ […]