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Quick fact

An average worker bee makes only 1½ teaspoons of honey in her lifetime.

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2nd Sep 2011 Posted by: Rowse

Watching out for wasps

Many people are afraid of bees and we wanted to set the record straight: there’s no reason to fear these friendly, flying creatures. Bees are more interested in your flowers than in ruining your good time. It’s wasps you have to be wary of, so here are some hints to help you tell these black-and-yellows apart...

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Honeycomb is like a big storage cupboard for the hive. Bees stock it full of honey, so they never go hungry during the winter months.

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2nd Apr 2012 Posted by: Rowse

Why Bees Need Flowers

We all know bees love flowers – but do we all know why? The reason is bees, like humans, need carbohydrates (yum!) and protein to survive and they get both from flowers! The carbohydrates come from flowers’ nectar and the protein comes from pollen.

Quick fact

In early Greece and Rome, honey symbolised fertility, love and beauty.

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31st Aug 2012 Posted by: Rowse

The History of Honey

Did you know that honey has been around for an awfully long time? It has been used by many different cultures all over the world for as long there have been people to collect it.

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31st Oct 2012 Posted by: Rowse

The How, What and Why of the Varieties of Honey

We all know that honey is made by bees, after collecting nectar from flowers. But did you know that different nectars produce different types of honey? Which is lucky for us, because this means that we get loads of different flavours to try!

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Napoleon used the bee as a symbol of his empire after his coronation in 1804. It stood for industry, efficiency and productivity.

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14th Oct 2013 Posted by: Rowse

Groovy Bees

One of the most interesting and wonderful things about honeybees is just how sociable they are. Bee colonies (at their largest) can grow to 40,000 members in the busy season. Just imagine living with 40,000 other people in a teeny-weeny living space. You’d quickly have to learn how to get along!

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