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Bee Species

Little Bee vs. Stingless Bee

The world of honey is vast and varied, often leading to confusion among enthusiasts and consumers alike. A common mix-up occurs between Little Bee Honey and Stingless Bee Honey, with some using the terms interchangeably. If you find yourself unsure about the differences, you’re not alone, and there’s certainly no shame in learning. Understanding the Basics: Little Bee and Stingless Bee At their core, Little Bees and Stingless Bees share a couple of key similarities: Both species fall under the category of honey bees. Their honey is preferred by ayurvedic… Read More »Little Bee vs. Stingless Bee


FIRSTLY, WHY DO BEES COLLECT POLLEN? Pollen from flowers is precious package made of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, and minerals for the larva. Without pollen, the larva would die. The workers bees are responsible to collect pollen to take back to the hive. HOW DO BEES COLLECT POLLEN? The worker bee has spiky hair on her hind legs that are called pollen baskets or corbiculae. When she alights on the anther of a flower, the pollen gets attached to the hair in her eyes and body, she uses her fore… Read More »A BEE COLLECTS POLLEN? HOW? WHY?


THE WONDOROUS WORKER BEES The bee that actually makes honey is the worker bee. She collects two different kinds of food- nectar and pollen. She either collects nectar or she collects pollen on separate trips. Worker bees travel anywhere between 1 to 6 kilometer radius to forage for nectar and pollen. HOW MUCH HONEY DOES A WORKER BEE COLLECT DURING HER LIFETIME A worker bee will collect less than a gram of honey in her lifetime depending on how close the access to nectar is. Typically it would be 1/12… Read More »HOW DOES A BEE MAKE HONEY?


WHAT DOES THE QUEEN BEE DO? THE QUEEN; THE PROCREATOR: There’s the queen bee, the only one for the entire hive of anywhere between 10,000 to 60,000 bees. She is the largest bee in the hive and lives the longest (2 to 3 years) and is known on occasion to live for 6 years. She lays eggs constantly and is responsible for the birth of new generations of bees to ensure a robust thriving colony. She controls the behaviour of the bees in her hive by releasing pheromones. THE QUEEN… Read More »THE QUEENDOM OF HONEY BEES