Why do bees swarm?

Why do bees swarm?

If you see a big, swirling cloud heading out across the rooftops and trees, it could be a swarm of honey bees. They have left the safety and warmth of their hive and are flying off to find a new home – a hole in a tree, a chimney or an empty hive. It’s an...
Make your garden irresistible to bees

Make your garden irresistible to bees

Spring is finally here! As the weather warms up honey bees are emerging to look for nectar and pollen, food that provides the energy needed to build up their colonies. With an average of 20,000 to 40,000 bees in a typical beehive, they need lots of food! To find the...
What do honey bees do in the winter?

What do honey bees do in the winter?

I’m often asked what happens to bee colonies in the winter. Well for many bees and wasps only the queens live through the winter. However, honey bees are different as they remain active all year around.  At this time of year the drones (male bees) get...