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Staying healthy during COVID-19

Staying healthy during COVID-19

Our immune systems are remarkable defence mechanisms. It's constantly scanning our bodies to protect it against foreign cells and disease pathogens. It never sleeps and helps us cope with pandemics like the current COVID-19. "..our immune systems will need to adapt...

Natural Anti-biotic

Natural Anti-biotic

Make your very own natural anti-biotic to boost your immune system and help your body to ward off colds and flu. Ingredients:1 garlic clove crushed1/2 tsp cayenne pepper2 tbsp Raw Fynbos Honey1/2 tsp cinnamon2 tbsp grated ginger1/2 cup lemon juice Method:Combine all...

Plants to attract bees

Plants to attract bees

At Simply Bee we love our little honey-makers and from research we can all agree that bees are important to our survival as humans. Did you know that you can help the bees by making sure your garden is bee-friendly? There are several things that attract a bee nl....

Life cycle of the honey bee

Life cycle of the honey bee

The lifecycle of a honey bee consists of three main stages: the larval, pupal, and adult stages. Within a normal hive situation, a single queen bee lays fertilized and unfertilized eggs. Fertilized eggs can hatch worker and queen bees, unfertilized eggs hatch drone...

Busy bees need sleep too…!

Busy bees need sleep too…!

Wait...? What? Do bees sleep, do they sleep at night, and if so, where and how do we know they are sleeping? As one of the most studied creatures on the planet, it’s no surprise that scientists have asked many questions, including “do bees sleep?” First, some simple...

WATCH: Bees Hatching

WATCH: Bees Hatching

Take a look at this fascinating time-lapse of a honey bee hatching. Unlike a bumble bee colony or a paper wasp colony, the life of a honey bee colony is perennial. The three types of honey bees in a hive are: queens (egg-producers), workers (non-reproducing females),...

Can bees do maths? Yes – they can!

Can bees do maths? Yes – they can!

The humble honeybee can use symbols to perform basic maths including addition and subtraction, shows new research published today in the journal Science Advances. Despite having a brain containing less than one million neurons, the honeybee has recently shown it can...