Tag: Honeybee

Jan 18

If the Honeybee Disappears From the Earth How Would This Affect Us?

Just how crucial are honeybees to our food supply? According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), honeybees pollinate nearly 80% of the flowering crops in our country which is about 1/3 of everything Americans eat. Losing these under-appreciated workers would not just affect our dietary staples such as nuts, asparagus, cucumbers, broccoli, apples, …

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Oct 25

Beekeeping: The Honey Bee Life Cycle

The honey bee life cycle has four main distinct stages or phases, egg, larva, pupa and finally an adult. Colonies are generally perennial with the exceptions of bumble bee and paper wasp colonies. The colonies of bees consist of three castes, Queen Bee, worker bee and drones (males). The Queen lay eggs, worker bees are …

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