Bzzz to Brr…?

Bzzz to Brr…?

Where do bees go during winter? Do they die out or go to warmer climates?  When summer ends and the busy nectar-collecting bees disappear, what happens to them? While some species of bees go into hibernation or die off completely with only the queen re-emerging in...

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),...

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