Take the Bee Quiz and test your knowledge. The bees need our help.
Q. True or false...A queen bee lives for 3 – 5 years, mates only once, but remains fertile for life, and lays up to 2000 eggs per day?
Q. How many flowers does a single bee visit each day?
Q. True of false... Honey bees are inactive during the winter?
A. False. Honey bees continue to feed off of stored honey, take care of the queen, and in February the queen begins laying eggs to re-build the hive.
Q. A frame full of honey, inside the hive, has an insulating R value, what is that value?
Q. Will a honey bee die once she stings?
A. The honey bee will die if she's stinging a warm blooded animal. If she's stinging a cold blooded creature she will not loose her venom sac, therefore she'll live to sting again.
This winter I'm taking bee keeping classes. There's so much to learn, honey bees are fascinating. I can't wait for spring to come - It's only 36 days away! Please be kind to the bees when selecting garden seeds. Make sure they're bee friendly.