why do bees make hives

How Do Bees Make Hives

The classic honeycomb appearance of a beehive is an iconic image. From my very early years, I can remember the hexagonal patterns adorning my favourite storybooks. I always imagined beehives to be the equivalent of pubs for us, where bees go and guzzle honey together and reminisce after a hard day of collecting nectar and …

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How Do Bees Make Honey?

Honeybees are responsible for pollinating around 75% of the United Kingdom’s fruit, vegetables and nuts. This essential service is in fact a secondary benefit of the honeybee’s primary goal. Find out which fruits bees pollinate. Honey provides a perfect source of food for long winters in the hive and has been a source of precious …

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honey bee dead after stinging

Do Bees Die After They Sting You?

Why do bees die if they sting you? A simple question with a not-so-simple answer.  To begin with, not all species of bees sting, it’s only honeybees, bumblebees and carpenter bees that use a venomous stinger when defending themselves. Let’s take a closer look at the common misconception that all bees die after stinging and what …

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