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Honey Bees on the comb

Honeybee Cams are Live on Explore!

The Honey Bee Hive and Honey Bee Landing Zone cams are back live on explore, giving an intimate look at the life and inner workings of a honey bee colony. These bees have built their communal home inside a large hollow log in the town of Waal, Bavaria, Germany.

The Honey Bee

Brought to you by explore.org fan, riverrocks! Watch them live to better understand the life of the honey bee in all its intricacy, and take the bee quiz challenge!  (HOBOS online)

THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES:

2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees: Last but not least… 14. Just how important are honeybees to the human diet? Typically, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these under-appreciated workers pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. Losing them could affect not only dietary staples such

THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES:

2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 13. While workers select which fertilized eggs to brood in queen or worker cells, the queen decides the sex of her young. In a mechanism of sex determination known as haplodiploidy, fertilized eggs will become female offspring, while unfertilized eggs will become males. (PBS NOVA)  See our

THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES:

2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 7. Energizing! A productive hive can make and store up to two pounds of honey a day. Thirty-five pounds of honey provides enough energy for a small colony to survive the winter. Theoretically, the energy in one ounce of honey would provide one bee with enough energy

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