Explore The Bee, Honey Bees, and more!


Collecting honey from a honeycomb of the Giant Honeybee (Apis dorsata) using smoke to subdue the bees, and a bush knife to cut the comb - Sundarban Forest, Bangladesh - ©Tim Laman

"But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you." Psalms 81:16

Honey bees need more than a hive to be successful. Get involved in urban beekeeping by being a bee supporter.

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-taking a stroll in the woods, look out for swarms of bees.swarm_of_bees_.

Honey Bee's tongue or proboscis, unfolds like a blow horn toy. It is soft and splays at the end, allowing the bee to suck-up any nectar or water.

Honey Bee Tongue Called a proboscis, the bee's tongue unfolds like a New Year's blow horn toy. It's soft and will splay at the end allowing the bee to suck up any nectar or water.


Honey Bees, Bees


Neonicitinoid pesticides can cause an loss in the number of queens produced and a doubling in "disappeared" bees, those that fail to return from food foraging trips: Lena Ason/Alamy

Pretty Bee Anatomy

Fine Art Print of Anatomy of the Honey Bee, Pfurtscheller's Zoological Wall Chart by Paul Pfurtscheller