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My Life As a Queen Bee

A New Queen Bee Rises And just like that, I chewed my way out of my cell and into my beautiful, honey-comb filled home. But was I the first queen bee to leave my queen cell? I had to be the first if I wanted to enjoy my life as […]
Almond Production

How Bad Is California Almond Production For Bees?

Almond production in California is an agricultural endeavor that impacts many interested parties and often in conflicting ways. While it seems production can be detrimental to bee populations, a complete cessation would hurt the beekeepers who raise them, plus make a dent – no, a chasm in the economy of […]
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The Benefits of a Top Bar Hive

When you first start learning about bees, it’s like an itch you just have to scratch. The more you learn, the more you see how fascinating these tiny insects are and the more you want to involve yourself in their world. If you’ve reached the point where you are considering […]
Wildfires

Bad News for Bees: The Fires in Australia

Bad News for Bees What’s happening in Australia right now is catastrophic. Due to record-breaking temperatures and extreme drought, the Land Down Under has erupted into flame. Approximately 15.6 million acres of land are now charred and it’s bad news for bees.  Though houses can be rebuilt, animals cannot be […]
Bee health

Bee Health and Scientific Updates in 2019

Scientific research is crucial for understanding why bees are dying and how humans can help them thrive again. The challenge with research, whether it’s about bees or humans, is that living things don’t exist in hermetically sealed environments. Bee health is impacted by a variety of factors that interact with […]