The Honey Bee Colony:  The hive consists of three castes of bees.  Queen• Fertile female responsible for the total population ~ Worker• Sterile female – does the work of the hive ~ Drone• Fertile male – exists to mate with queen

a honeybee colony consists of three castes of bees: the queen, a fertile female, is responsible for the total population / workers are sterile females that do the work of the hive / drones are fertile males that exist to mate with the queen

Pros & cons for each honeybee breeds’ traits. This is a fair, very generalized representation of their trait potentials.

Pros & cons for each honeybee breeds’ traits. This is a fair, very generalized representation of their trait potentials. I want Buckfast

Three types of Honey bee within the colony                                                                                                                                                                                 More

I like the worker bee WORKER bees are always females, they tend to eggs & the queen & gather pollen for honey ~ Queen bee mates with the drones & lays the new "bee babies" ~ DRONES are the males - their only purpose is to mate with the queen

Looking for ways to control wax moths in beehives? Here, you'll find tips for prevention, control and identification.  via @www.pinterest.com/farmfitliving

How to Control Wax Moths in Beehives

Looking for ways to control wax moths in beehives? Here, you'll find tips for prevention, control and identification.

Bee Identification

Types of bumblebees. Most bees have specialized branched or feathery body hairs…

Interesting honey bee chart.  The picture labeled "it stings" shows a yellow jacket, not a honey bee, to help you know the difference.

honey bee chart - picture labeled "it stings" shows a yellow jacket, not a honey bee, to help one know the difference

Honey bee - Apis mellifera

An online resource devoted to North American insects, spiders and their kin, offering identification, images, and information.

Swallowtail butterfly identification chart

Swallowtail Butterflies in Texas, including the Black Swallowtails, Tiger Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, and Giant Swallowtails.

Experienced beekeepers frequently talk about brood pattern. But what is a brood pattern and how do you tell a good one from a bad one? A brood pattern is nothing more than the place where the queen...

Experienced beekeepers frequently talk about brood pattern. But what is a brood pattern and how do you tell a good one from a bad one? A brood pattern is nothing more than the place where the queen.

Ladybug identification - so great for the garden. Love ladybugs

I had no idea there were so many kinds of ladybugs! Lady Bug identification - Help with recognizing our garden friends

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Flight is both a gift and a curse for the honey bee--during the summer, foraging bee's wings will wear out in a matter of weeks and the bee will die. One of the bees in this picture is laden will pollen, which will provide protein to the hive.

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To Be a Bee or Not. Honey bees, bumble bees vs hornets, wasps and yellow jackets.

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