No, it never spoils. Honey found in the ancient Egyptian tombs is still edible.
Beekeeping! A 8,000 year old cave painting in Spain depicts a person removing honey from a hive! In Turkey, 9,000 year old pottery was discovered waterproofed with beeswax!
1/12 of a teaspoon!
That is the sound of their wings which flap 190 times a second.(that’s 11,400 times a minte!)
They huddle together in a cluster to stay warm.
Honey! Honey attracts and retains moisture.
Yes! Honey is he only food that has pinocembrin, an antioxidant associated with improved brain function.
Royal jelly is a white creamy substance fed to a future queen bee!
Sugars, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants.
Mead is the name of the wine fermented with honey.
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
They bring it back in the pollen baskets found on their hind legs.
There is only one queen in the colony, and the hive’s world revolves around her. If the queen is excellent, it will reflect throughout the colony and a poor queen results in a weak hive. If a hive is irritable and overly defensive, guess who’s at fault? The queen! A beekeeper can simply remove the queen and introduce a more temperate one to the hive to solve the problem. Each colony will only have one queen bee, since they will not share their dominion with another.
Drones are the only males in the colony. They are easily recognizable since they are much bigger than the workers and have large eyes. The Drones do not do any work….at all! (Bee boys are lazy bums!) They will mate a virgin queen if they happen to find one, but other than that, they simply eat the hive’s honey and lounge around. (That is, until the workers kick the drones out of hive before winter!)
The vast majority of bees in a hive are worker bees. Workers are all female and have an incredible work ethic! As a young bee grows, its roles change. The youngest bees begin with hive cleaning duties, graduating to brood nursing assignments as they grow older. Senior bees perform guard duty and are lastly granted the honor of foraging. The bees that you see on flowers are the oldest and most seasoned bees.