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Quick fact

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

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27th Apr 2011 Posted by: Rowse

Spring’s buzzing!

The sun’s shining and flowers are in full bloom. Have you noticed more bees than usual in the past few weeks?

Did you know?..

Sometimes honey crystallises when it gets cold. It’s completely harmless, and just means glucose has separated from the rest of the sugars because of the temperature. You can dissolve the crystals by putting the honey jar in an airing cupboard or a basin of hot water until it becomes clear.

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17th Aug 2011 Posted by: Rowse

Meet her royal highness

In every hive there are thousands of worker bees and drone bees. But there is one bee – who isn’t a worker or a drone – who is very very special... the queen bee.

Quick fact

Honey is 25% sweeter than table sugar, so you need less of it.

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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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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!

Did you know?..

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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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!

Teacher Bee at your service! I found 5 posts about "bees".
Let's fly!

And see what the other bees found...