All About Buzz Pollination

What is Buzz Pollination? Buzz pollination is a unique process that some bees use to extract pollen from certain flowers. About 6% of flowering plant species have flowers with anthers that open through tiny pores or slits. To extract pollen from these specialized flowers, some bee species like bumble bees, have evolved a vibration technique…

Beeswax Wraps: The Eco-Friendly Alternative to Plastic Wraps

Beeswax wraps are the eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps and food storage containers! Made from cotton fabric coated with beeswax, they are sustainable, reusable, washable, and biodegradable. They come in different sizes and shapes and you can use them to wrap bread, cheese, vegetables, fruits, or to cover bowls or jars. These wraps are a…

Bees can Help Investigators Find Deceased Bodies of Missing People

Bees can help Investigators find deceased bodies of missing people a new study reveals. Scientists at the George Mason University in Northern Virginia, US, made a ground-breaking discovery. The institution is the newest of the country┬┤s few body farms. A body farm is a research facility where scientists study the decomposition of humans and animals…

All About Wax Moths

Spotting an Affected Hive: All About Wax Moths Wax moths (Galleria Mellonella) are a worldwide common pest that can wreak havoc on beehives. Active during the spring and summer months, these small, grayish-brown moths lay their eggs in beehives. Their larvae can quickly destroy the comb and honey stores. Beekeepers must be vigilant in monitoring…

Urban Beekeeping

What is Urban Beekeeping? Urban Beekeeping is an increasingly popular hobby that connects people to nature. It is the practice of keeping honeybees in urban and suburban areas instead of in rural areas, where it is traditionally done. Urban beekeeping is becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits of honeybees, such as pollinating plants…

First Hive Inspection: Dos and Don’ts for Beginners

Performing the first hive inspection can be an exciting yet daunting task for beginner beekeepers. It is a crucial step in ensuring the health and productivity of the hive. A successful inspection involves checking for various factors such as the queen’s presence, brood pattern, honey and pollen storage, and pest and disease management. However, it…

Bee-Inspired AI: The Future of Decision-Making

New research shows that honey bees could impact the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Scientists at the University of Sheffield have discovered how honeybees make swift and precise decisions. This finding that could influence the design of advanced robots and autonomous machines. The study published in the eLife journal was led by Dr HaDi MaBouDi…