Bee Anatomy


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 […]


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 […]


Can Bees Smell Fear? The Complete Answer

Bees have a keen sense of smell. They can easily detect predators and threats to the beehive. However, some individuals believe that they can detect fear, as well. Detecting an intruder or the presence of another creature is one thing, but detecting fear is totally different. Today, we will answer […]


Why Do Bees Dance?

Honey bees are truly fascinating creatures. Even though we do not often think about them, once you start thinking about their behavior, new areas to explore just keep on popping up. Today, we’ll explore the ways bees communicate with each other, focusing on a specific, and probably the most famous […]


Why Don’t Bees Fly At Night?

Bees are among the many insects that are considered to be beneficial to our environment. Their ability to cross-pollinate has given us different plant species and a variety of flowers to enjoy. We owe these creatures many thanks because they pollinate one-third of the food we consume each day. Most […]


How Do Bees Collect Water?

Bees are a good example of the idiom “Big things come in small packages”. These hardworking insects work day and night so it makes sense that they have to drink and eat from time to time. They collect pollen and nectar to produce honey and it is a never-ending cycle. […]


15 Interesting Facts And Myths About Queen Bees

Bees are truly a fascinating insect. They are the only insect in the world that produces something that humans can readily consume. Their organizational structure is also something that should be admired. Not only because of how hardworking the bees are but because of how they are able to effectively […]


What Can Bees and Yellow Jackets Chew Through?

Bees and yellow jackets are amazing creatures, however, they can both become a nuisance to humans as they try to enter, or eat, your home.  So, what can Bees and Yellow Jackets chew through? These insects chew through so many different types of materials.  Both bees and yellow jackets can chew […]


The Color of Bees!

There are around 20,000 species of bees known globally. There might even be some species of bees that are yet to be discovered. They come in a various sizes that range from a couple of millimeters up to 2 inches. There are also different colors of bees, although commonly known […]

How is Labor Divided in a Colony of Honey Bees?

How is Labor Divided in a Colony of Honey Bees?

Each honey bee colony is comprised of thousands of individuals, the majority of which are worker bees. All of these individual bees perform a variety of tasks within the hive in what seems to be a perfectly organized system. How do worker bees divide labor within the colony? The division […]