Bee Behavior – Fanning

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.

Wasps, Carpenter, Bumbles and Honey Bees

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.

Rotating Comb

Rotating comb for a healthier bee colony is a natural beekeeping technique that encourages better pattern in egg laying, better egg and honey production and a reduction of diseases by removing old and possibly contaminated comb.