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Good resources for bee identification include InsectIdentification.org, TheBeeGuy.com and BuzzAboutBees.net. InsectIdentification.org contains information and images of bees, wasps and hornets to help visitors identify t... More »

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In the event of a single bee sting that doesn't cause an allergic reaction, the best course of action is to remove the stinger, wash the area, and apply ice or a cold compress, advises Mayo Clinic. Applying hydrocortison... More »

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Careful inspection of a bee's morphology, from its wing veins to its antennae, tongue and leg parts, is necessary to identify a bee's species with certainty, and it is usually only possible when using a microscope or han... More »

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Bees weigh approximately one tenth of a gram. Worker bees can carry up to one half of their weight. A bee's maximum flight range is approximately 5 kilometers, or about 3 miles, but most bees gather nectar closer to the ... More »

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A male bee is called a drone. Male honeybees do not have stingers and are the product of an unfertilized egg. The female worker bees collect nectar and pollen, but the sole purpose of a drone's life is to mate with the q... More »

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To remove a bee stinger without using tweezers, apply ice, then place tape over the skin, and pull it off. If this does not work, daub the stinger with hot wax, and wiggle it out. This 20-minute procedure requires ice, a... More »

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Building a beehive is the first step in becoming a beekeeper. Planning a beehive involves choosing a type of beehive for your specific needs and constructing the hive. More »

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