‘Amazing BEE’

The Honey Bee Algorithm – another help from the honey bees

what is the honey bee algorithm

There is a question in the IT industry which is often heard: “What is the most efficient and profitable way to allocate computer servers to ever-changing internet traffic?” Honey bees have helped us here as well. Compared to them, humans have one major disadvantage: do not understand their language. But this hasn’t kept them from always observing and trying to understand them. And in the IT business, the foragers hold the answers we were looking for. The way the foragers… Read More

How big is the danger of killer bees? Will they invade the whole planet?

just run if you see a swarm of Africanized bees

Killer bees. You must have heard of them and want to know which is the best defense against killer bees, or where are they located right now. Because there is, indeed, an invasion going on at this moment. Killer bees are just another chapter of the story “Stupid things that humans did to the planet and themselves!” Never ask “why”. The answer is always the same: greed. The killer bees are a very popular subject these days, and for a… Read More

Short review of different kinds of bee hives

find the most beautiful bee hive

This post talks about the passion of beekeepers, as it is seen on their different kinds of bee hives. How the hives look when we have good materials to build them, and how when we don’t even have where to place them. How people dedicate their lives to build something different and how wild bees make their nests, from our garbage! Though this site is dedicated to honey and its effects on our body, I will mention some things about… Read More

Do bees bite? Yes! And sting, too. Are honey bees aggressive? No. Almost…..

honey bees bite and sting

Insects usually bite, do bees bite, too? Isn’t stinging good enough? If they bite and sting, are honey bees aggressive? We can’t exactly picture a peaceful monk, full of weapons, right? So, yes, bees bite, too. I know you wouldn’t expect that. I didn’t believe it at first. But we cannot argue with scientists, can we? Yet, don’t worry, they will never bite people. Why? Because they bite only very small animals, that cannot be stung! Like wax moth and the parasitic… Read More

What are oligolectic bees?

Just like people, some bees are picky. They forage only some flowers and they are called oligolectic bees. There are even bees that like only one plant. They are monolectic bees. But most of the bees are polylectic and they will eat without much preferences. There are over 20,000 species of bees. Some say even 30,000. This is a more diversity than in all mammals plus birds put together. Only in North America there are 4,000 species, in California: 1,600 species, in Yolo County: more than 300 species. Considering… Read More

What is a drone bee?

drone profile

The answer to ‘what is a drone bee’ is quite simple: male bees. The bee males of the hive. The ones that ensure the perpetuation of honey bee species. A honey bee colony is an Amazonian society. This doesn’t mean that they live along the Amazon river, but that female are just like the legendary Amazons, warriors and rulers. As ugly as it sounds, the truth is that males are here only reproduction instruments. They are born only to inseminate the queen.… Read More

Unbelievable things about honey bees!

HELLO honey bee

There are some unbelievable things about honey bees that are quite ….unbelievable. For example they like spirit drinks and coffee, their queen was long thought to be a king, they do sleep, they don’t poop inside the hive and, surprise, they don’t literary ‘create’ honey. And are the aliens telling us something about the bees? Will take them one at a time. Acting like one big organism, the worker bees are 40,000 up to 60,000 in a colony. They have… Read More

Body parts of a bee. The worker bee.

head of a worker bee

The worker bee. The infertile female of the hive. The honey makers. Let’s see what are the body parts of a bee and what makes a worker bee different than its relatives. The smallest members of the hive, the worker bees represent the majority of bees from the colony. They are all female but have undeveloped ovaries, thus incapable of reproduction. Compared to males and queen, worker bees have specialized body structures, such as brood food glands, scent glands, wax glands and pollen baskets, which allow them to perform… Read More