bees Tag

Winter Honeybee Update

With the snow and cold temperatures, we did a quick Honey Bee check-in with one of our Bee Experts, Hollie Wall Dalenberg. Hollie has her BS in molecular biology and her MS in entomology, studying the honey bee mouthpart microbiome. We are so blessed to...

A Swarm Without Harm

A helpful article explaining bee behavior and what to do if you see a bee swarm....

A dead, dried up flower blows in the wind

Spray Crops, Bees Drop

  Bees’ entire way of life is formed around pollination. It determines their ability to make honey and feed themselves, which determines the longevity of the hive. So, when their ability to pollinate is prevented, the hive cannot survive. Bees’ pollination is being affected by the...

Bees swarming around the entrance to their hive

Monarchy or Hive Mind?

Calling someone a “queen bee” usually invokes an image of a strong leader who rules all, but did you know that in beehives, the queen bee is actually not the one truly pulling the strings?   The main role of the queen bee is to lay...

Bee flies through black background

Pollination Plight

We all love what bees do--they pollinate beautiful flowers for us to see and enjoy, they produce sweet delicious honey for us to taste and cook with, but people in Oklahoma may notice that there don't seem to be as many bees around lately. Beekeepers...