Do Bees Sleep At Night?

Ever wondered what bees do at night – and whether they need sleep like humans and other mammals? Honeybees do in fact sleep at night. While they don’t sleep in the exact same way as humans, they do have long rest periods where they remain inactive and recharge their energy levels. What Is Sleep? Given …

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What Is Drawn Comb?

Drawn comb is a sheet of beeswax foundation whose cells have been drawn out into three-dimensional hexagonal cells using beeswax manufactured by the bees. Drawn comb has several purposes. It is used by bees to either store honey or pollen, as insulation and a place for bees to cluster.  It is also used by the …

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Why Do Bees Follow Me?

Is there a bee following you everywhere you go? Don’t worry, it’s probably nothing to worry about! If a single bee is following you, it’s likely because they’re attracted to your clothes, scent or something sugary you are eating. They will eventually leave you alone if you don’t try to hurt them. However, if there …

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Can Bees Smell Fear?

Some people think that bees can smell fear because they chase or sting people who are afraid. But can they really? There is no scientific proof that indicates bees can smell fear in humans and interpret it as such. It is more likely that specific movements we do when we are frightened are what makes …

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Is Beekeeping Expensive?

If you’re interested in becoming a beekeeper, one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is about the cost. Is beekeeping expensive? The answer depends a little bit on your definition of the word expensive, and what other hobbies you compare it to. If your hobby is riding motorbikes, for example, beekeeping is not that …

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Bee Temperature Tolerance: Can Bees Survive When It Gets Very Hot Or Cold?

What temperatures can honeybees tolerate? Do they die when it gets too hot or cold? The truth is that bees are very tolerant creatures and have adapted to live in extreme weather conditions around the world. However, like almost every living thing, they too have their limits. When the temperature becomes too hot or too …

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