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Information to help you understand your honeybees…

Here is information that will help you understand honeybees and their important roles in the environment. Honeybees are essential for pollinating crops, flowers, and trees and thus, food harvests and the beauty of nature are dependent on them. Though other bees and insects do perform pollination, it is the honeybee who has the greatest “mass pollination” procedure in nature. A healthy backyard apiary of two or three double-box hives can easily contain 120,000 to 180,000 or more honeybees who are out pollinating the plants and vegetables within any given community. Without this essential pollination there world be two-thirds less food in our grocery stores and farmers markets. If you know a beekeeper in your area- Thank them!

Honeybee Informed



Recommended YouTube Videos to Watch


  1. Kamon Reynolds - Tennessee’s Bees - an eighteen year plus experienced beekeeper offers “common sense” advice.
  2. Honeybee Honey - Keith is located in southern Colorado and he gives technical explanations about honeybee behavior.
  3. David Burns - Master Craftsman beekeeper in Illinois.
  4. Devan Rawn - Canadian beekeeper specializing in “single-box” hives.

Carnolian

Saskatraz and Italian honeybees feeding on brood booster.

Italian (I) and Saskatraz (S) Honeybees Feeding On Brood Booster

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Saskatraz

Blacktooth Wasp

Blacktooth Wasp

Bumblebees Southern Yellowjacket - Queen

Southern Yellowjacket - Queen

Bumblebees

Fritillary Butterfly

Fritillary Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterfly

Orange  Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Orange  Flame Skimmer Dragonfly

Male Pirevine Swallowtail

Male Pirevine Swallowtail