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Weekly Beesearch: Bee Stings

Weekly Beesearch: Bee Stings

Honey Bees, and bees in general, often get a bad rap because of their defense mechanism: stinging. However, foraging bees rarely sting people, it’s when you are near the hive, and posing a threat that bees will begin to sting a person actively. A honey bee will...
Weekly Beesearch: What’s In a Beehive?

Weekly Beesearch: What’s In a Beehive?

Bees.  In the typical hive, there are 3 kinds of bees. The Queen, the drone, and the workers. Then there are larvae, which begin life as eggs laid by the Queen, and in around 14 days, emerge as new worker bees. Worker bees are responsible for the maintenance and...
Monday Beesearch: Invasion of the Murder Hornets

Monday Beesearch: Invasion of the Murder Hornets

Our editing continues but as news like this surfaces, we must “Bee Aware”  and bring attention to it.  As if we needed more things to worry about in 2020, the United States is now facing a threat that could devastate it’s ecosystem. The threat is an insect named the...
Weekly Beesearch: The Beekeeper’s Hive

Weekly Beesearch: The Beekeeper’s Hive

The Beehive is a manmade structure made to house Honey Bees for several beneficial purposes: honey, pollination of crops, CCD prevention, and apitherapy treatments. In America, honey bees may be moved via truck or shipment to different areas for pollination purposes,...
Weekly Beesearch: Honey Harvest

Weekly Beesearch: Honey Harvest

Last night we received word about the status of our trip to France. Governor Cuomo ordered that all NY state schools cancel their spring break trips, and ordered all study-abroad students to come home. We fall under this category, and our flight was canceled. However,...
Weekly Beesearch: Almonds are Killing the Bees

Weekly Beesearch: Almonds are Killing the Bees

A note about almonds: 80%+ of all almonds consumed worldwide are produced in the state of California. Almonds are also becoming an increasingly large staple of the world wide diet, and production is going through the roof. As a result, California is going through an...