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.
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
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
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