The life of Bees
Bees pollinate flowers, which provide us with:
Crops for food
Food and habitat for wildlife
and flowered spaces
Bees make honey, which can be eaten straight from the hive, known as "raw honey". It has natural anti-fungal, anti-viral, anti-septic, anti-biotic and
As well as honey, bees naturally produce propolis, wax. Propolis
is used as a natural glue to mend the hive and seal cracks but has remarkable health benefits for
Research has shown that honeybees have favourite flowers!
The top 5 to plant to help provide pollen for honeybees and
a splash of colour to your garden are:
Honey is made by mixing pollen and a special enzyme with saliva. The mixture is secreted into a cell and fanned with the bee's wings to remove excess water. Once it is the consistency of honey the cells are sealed.
When a queen lays an egg she decides whether it is a female or a male. The worker bees then feed that larvae with pollen. If a new queen is needed, the worker bees
will exclusively feed the larvae royal jelly.
We've adopted a beehive with Bees for Business, as part of their project to reverse the decline of the honeybee by installing 250 beehives over 5 years on their organic farm.
Learn more and adopt your
own business beehive at www.BeesforBusiness.com
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