We love getting feral hives and swarms brought to our bee yard. Although there are varying philosophies on types of bees and breeds, we believe that a diversified bee population is our best bet to get healthy, survivor bees. I’ve always been a fan of… Continue Reading “Honeybee Hive Relocation & Bee Breeds”
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.
Among the man-made hives, there are many types. Langstroth, Warre and top bar hive are the commonly used. Let us delve into the specifics of these hives.
Bees are inspiring creatures. They create their own food through foraging without damaging the plant they feed from. They do not waste anything – putting the wax, propolis, pollen, water, honey to work in an impressively efficient way.