Bee propolis? Although I’ve used it, I found myself wondering what is bee propolis? Paul Allison usually talks about taking it like a supplement. But what is it? I spent about 20 hours researching the topic. Here is what I learned. What Is Bee Propolis? As you probably know, in the process of making honey, … Read more
Bees can communicate in multiple ways. However, one of the ways they communicate is through trophallaxis, or the mutual exchange of regurgitated liquids. Trophallaxis Trophallaxis allows for the sharing of a mass of chemical substances that contribute to communication within the colony. The bees communicate what type so flowers they are gathering nectar from during … Read more
Bees collect pollen and nectar in order to eat and make honey. Nectar is a sweet liquid provided by flowers and is typically in the inside of the flower. It is the reward the plant provides for the pollinators as a thanks for cross-pollinating them. Bees find this sweet reward by sight and scent. The forager … Read more
As a platform for how bees care for their young, the beehive is an incredibly complex and delicate ecosystem requiring numerous inputs and outputs for the brood to survive. This includes mixing and providing an exactly correct solution of nutrition for each stage of bee brood development, including for a new queen.