Honey bees do much more than make honey, and many crops throughout the world depend on their pollination. In fact, the USDA estimates that honey bees add over $15 billion to the value of crops in the USA. That kind of na... More »

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 »

Butter can be used to bait a trap using permethrin to capture carpenter bees. When the bees land in the butter, the pesticide will work by soaking into their exoskeleton and killing them. It will also kill them if they i... More »

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Honey bees are crucial pollinators that are responsible for pollinating over 100 crops in the United States. Nearly one-third of the food supply relies either directly or indirectly on pollination by bees. More »

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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 »

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 »

Bees feed on pollen, honey and a sugary liquid called nectar. All larvae eat royal jelly, a super-nutritional substance that is produced by the hypopharyngeal gland of mature worker bees, and bee bread, which is a honey ... More »