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An Introduction to Beekeeping Learn how to set-up a backyard beehive and harvest your own honey with

An Introduction to Beekeeping

Did you know there are up to 80,000 bees living and working in every bee hive? That is a lot of honey! Learn how you can become a backyard beekeeper and reap the benefits of having these friends buzzing around.

Winter studies: How honeybees use nectar, pollen, propolis and water Winter studies: How honeybees use nectar, pollen, propolis and water

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Nectar to honey (FYI: hypopharyngeal glands are in/at the bee's head!)

Understanding the behaviour of the foraging HONEY BEE

Winter studies: the foraging honeybee

'On a warm, sunny April day a honeybee is attracted to a patch of bluebells. She – for almost all bees are female – is on a mission, and knows that she is close to her goal. She delicately clambers over the petals, as comfortable upside down as she is right way up, her legs…

A queen-rearing calendar. The tan-colored inner circle turns, so the development of queens can be predicted.

Beekeeping Museum Tour

 How honeybees use nectar, pollen, propolis and water - pollen collection infographic

Infographics – Mrs Apis Mellifera

Posts about Infographics written by Emma Maund

My friend Suzanne says, 'I always know that spring is coming when I see my first big fat bumblebee popping out of a yellow daffodil.' Last week I saw my first honeybee foraging for luminous orange .

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Propolis collection infographic

 16 days for queen bee, 21 days for a worker bee, and 24 days for a drone to emerge from its cell. Life span days for a worker,

Russian Bee Life Cycle

Russian bee life cycle; 16 days for queen bee, 21 days for a worker bee, and 24 days for a drone to emerge from its cell. Life span 42-56 days for a worker,

Bee anatomy is similar to other insects' and consists of the head, thorax and abdomen. Learn about bee anatomy and view pictures of basic bee anatomy.

Linda's Bees

Today in the icy weather I opened up the dead hive to see what the situation appeared to be. There were a pile of dead bees on the slatted rack landing area. There were tons of dead bees on the screened bottom board. In a hive that has starved, generally the bees all die together with their heads down in the last cells where honey was found. This hive died with two full boxes of stored syrup. There were about 30 bees head down in a frame but the rest were dead all over the hive. Most of the…

Winter studies: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

Winter studies: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

A worker honeybee is patrolling the hive. She walks around the colony watching her sisters clean cells, nurse brood, build comb and fan nectar. She sees drones being pushed aside by returning forag…

As the sole bee in her caste, the queen bee is an illustrious member of the beehive. She is not only unique among her colony’s population, she is vital to maintaining that population. A queen…

SIGNS YOUR COLONY IS QUEENLESS - Beekeeping Like A Girl

Queenlessness is one of the most common ways for new beekeepers to lose their colony. There are many ways a colony can end up without a queen and likewise there are various methods of correcting the problem. Read on to learn the signs of a queenless colony and what to do when it happens to you! …

Winter studies: The social network of honeybees

Winter studies: The social network of honeybees

A handful of foragers return home early one morning, their stomachs heavy with nectar. They have found a good source of food, but it will take more honeybees to collect it all. Inside the hive a wo…

BBKA module 6 honeybee behaviour: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

Winter studies: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

A worker honeybee is patrolling the hive. She walks around the colony watching her sisters clean cells, nurse brood, build comb and fan nectar. She sees drones being pushed aside by returning forag…

Pollen color chart developed by Mrs. Dorothy Hodges in 1947 to illustrate that pollen color matches the color of its flower source. In Hodges published "Pollen Loads of the Honey Bees", where the chart was reprinted.

Summer Pollen Color Chart | PITH + VIGOR

Is it me or is this one of the best color inspirations you have ever seen? I am not sure though… is it pure inspiration or are these the actual colors of the pollen from these plants?? from The Pollen Loads of the Honeybees by Dorothy Hodges, 1952 – found via leif blog We are off …

BBKA module 6 honeybee behaviour: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

Winter studies: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

A worker honeybee is patrolling the hive. She walks around the colony watching her sisters clean cells, nurse brood, build comb and fan nectar. She sees drones being pushed aside by returning forag…

bee disease diagnosis chart (2)

bee disease diagnosis chart (2)

BBKA module 6 honeybee behaviour: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

Winter studies: Social organisation of a honeybee colony and worker policing

A worker honeybee is patrolling the hive. She walks around the colony watching her sisters clean cells, nurse brood, build comb and fan nectar. She sees drones being pushed aside by returning forag…