Discover the benefits of honey

types of honey and their use

‘Amazing BEE’

Body parts of a honey 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

The jobs of a bee. What is the life of a bee?

tired working bee cartoon

To find out which are the jobs of a bee, we should first understand what is the life of a bee. It sounds rather strange to talk about “jobs” when coming to an insect, but this is exactly what it is. A job, or better put “an extended job” because it identifies with the entire lifetime. Honey bees belong to the order HYMENOPTERA (from Greek: υμην= a membrane; πτερον= wing). In this order there are also wasps, saw-flies etc. Their characteristic is… Read More

How to treat bee sting

be aware of bees

Summer is coming. Flowers are more and more beautiful and they attract people, as well as bees. When going to picnics, hikes or travel in the wilderness, it’s essential to know how to treat bee sting as well as other bytes or stings. Let’s remember to always check the surroundings for snakes, spiders, wasps and bees. Don’t let food containers opened, they are like magnets to bees and wasps – particularly sweet ones. Keep food wrapped up and food containers closed. Wasps… Read More