Bee hives are made from wax made by worker bees. These bees have special glands inside their abdomens that allow them to turn the sugar from flower nectar into wax. The bees chew the wax to soften it, and then they depos... More »

To remove a beehive, it is necessary to apply a pesticide or soapy water to the nest. In some cases, honey bees can be removed by a professional beekeeper free of charge. Removal may require several treatments with soapy... More »

To get rid of a beehive inside a wall, drill holes around the hive, apply insecticide, open the wall, remove the hive, and wash the wall. The supplies you need include a drinking glass, a drill, a dry insecticide sprayer... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects

The main difference between "regular" honeybees, or drones, and worker bees is that a worker bee gathers nectar and produces royal jelly for the colony to eat and wax to build the honeycomb, while the drone's only job is... More »

Bee swarms benefit the bee colony by increasing space within a hive and expanding the range of these pollinators. When a hive gets too crowded, its queen and up to one half of its workers leave to find a new hive. An inc... More »

Bee pollen is widely used as a natural dietary supplement and as an ingredient in skin-softening products. It is also used for treating eczema and diaper rash. Some herbalists also recommend it to enhance the performance... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

A tip for planning and buying a beehive is to assess your surrounding area. If you live in an environment that is subject to high winds, a wooden bee hive, rather than one that’s made of polystyrene, is best, as they are... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects