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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 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 honey bee QUEEN

the honey bee queen

Is the honey bee queen really royalty? Is she the one that rules? Will see. Some say the queen is the most important member in the hive. The truth is that, just like in our human business companies, nobody is irreplaceable! And neither is the queen in that perfectly organized, feminine society of a hive. How many queens are there in a hive? There is only one queen in a colony. At a time. With the exception of the short periods during swarming… 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

Honey in the Koran

honey in the koran

Muslims respect bees for their intelligence, industry and creativity. In the Koran there is an entire chapter, entitled “The Bee”, which states (16:67 – 16:69): “And of the fruits of the palms and the grapes – you obtain from them intoxication and goodly provision; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who ponder. And your Lord revealed to the bee saying: Make hives in the mountains and in the trees and in what they build. Then eat… Read More

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