Code 21

When studying honeybees, the number 21 keeps on coming up. Did you know that it takes 21 days for a worker bee to hatch? Or that a bee colony needs to have at least 21 thousand family members before they start actively gathering honey? Perhaps the most controversial relation is that the number 21 is also [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|The bees|0 Comments

All Drone (d) Up

As we mentioned before, bees function as one whole super-organism. Each member has a specific role that is equally important. But when we talk about bees we tend to focus on the queen bee, or the worker bees and we somehow rarely mention the not very active, but still much needed male bees, namely, the [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|The bees|0 Comments

Bees sting to protect the colony

If you are a bee lover you probably roll your eyes when somebody starts to freak out about being stung by a bee. It is the biggest concern when speaking with people who do not keep or understand bees. So let us shed some light on this topic. First and foremost, whenever a honeybee stings [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|The bees|0 Comments

Bee Smart, Bee Happy

That’s quite some time for optimising every basic process, from cleaning their cells to defending themselves from unwanted guests like hornets. There are so many things we can learn from these fascinating creatures that are nature’s epitome of a perpetuum mobile. For, honey bees never stop working; they never wait for their manager to give [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|The bees|0 Comments

The Most Efficient Pollinator

Thanks to them, we have honey, propolis, wax and royal jelly. However, their role to maintain the balance in nature is more global than that. Bees are the most efficient pollinator; a single bee colony can pollinate 3 million flowers a day. Plants, just like every other living organism, need to reproduce. Being a bit [...]

By | April 13th, 2016|The bees|0 Comments