Here’s a VERY simple guide for activities throughout the year of a Texas beekeeper.
What to do through the spring season in beekeeping – check out our list of simple, spring beekeeper activities.
We had an amazing opportunity to work with the Houston Zoo Teen Program this weekend and teach young adults about the importance of bees. We were so excited to find out that many of them had an introduction to beekeeping through a hive that is kept at their school – how cool is that?!?
Fanning isn’t just used as a homing signal the forager bees back home, it is also used to regulate the temperature inside the hive by circulating air through the hive. Although it looks completely different, the air circulation fanning behavior helps to evaporate the water off the nectar stores and reduce the water content in the nectar to safely store it as honey.
So this seems obvious, but we meet people all the time that can’t tell the difference between wasps, honeybees, bumble bees, and carpenter bees – we can’t totally blame them as they have just enough similarities to make it confusing. However, there are pretty major differences that make the honeybee stand out both physically and culturally.