In the winter, most bees stay in the hive, kept warm by heater bees and living off honey stored there. Bees can remain active through the winter, but the queen can be the only bee to survive until spring since she is the... More »

Although abundant in the summertime, bees hibernate during the winter, and sometimes remain in hibernation for up to 9 months of the year. Bees, like some wild creatures, retreat to their warm shelters during the cold wi... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Unlike many insects, bees hibernate during the winter instead of dying off. They do not hibernate in the typical sense but stay extremely close to their nests and stick together while focusing on food consumption. More »

A bee’s nest is called a hive and is constructed from beeswax, which is made out of honey. The honey is formed from nectar collected by worker bees. Bees store the honey in their stomachs and regurgitate it as beeswax. I... More »

Bees make honey as a source of food for the colony over the winter, when their normal food supply is gone. Honey is also used to feed the larva. More »

The average lifespan of a bee depends upon the hive's activity when she is born, and is 40 days during the active season and five months if born the season before. Queen bees live an average of three years, and drones li... More »

To raise honey bees successfully, build a safe and functional hive for the bees to live in, acquire enough bees for the colony to thrive, and perform regular maintenance to keep the hive healthy. Harvesting of honey is u... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects