BEE FACTS

Here are some answers to common questions we get about bees.

Why do I have bees all over my oak tree, holly bush, honeysuckle vine.

All year the bees are constantly looking for food sources. These sources are any flowering trees, weeds, bushes, flowers. Tree sap is gathered for propolis as well. The bees you see, are simply there to gather nectar and pollen.

How do I get rid of the bees swarming all over my bushes or trees, I am scared!? 

Why would you want to? If you have a bush or flowering source near your front door, try to stay calm and walk slowly or even fast as you can to get past. Unless you are swatting at the bees or spraying wasp spray, the honey bees have nothing to protect and are docile. If you need the source removed, please do not hesitate to call Michael at Blogic to remove the bush, tree or source of food for these bees.

The bee man at Blogic came out and removed the beehive from my property and now there are bees all over the area Michael removed the hive from.  What do I do?

The best thing to do in a situation like this is to allow the bees to come and collect the nectar and pollen and remaining honey residue that most likely hit the ground.  If you were to place honey on the concrete you would attract honey bees so if you look at the flowering source the same way, it is an attractant.

Whats the average lifespan of a honey bee?

It takes 12 days for the worker bees to be born. Average lifespan of the worker bee is 3 weeks. The worker bee may live longer in areas with an extended summer up to 122 days. They flap their wings about 200 times per second and literally work themselves to death.

What are the different types of bees in a hive?

There are 3 types of bees in a beehive known as the Queen, Worker and Drone.  The drone (male) single purpose in life is to eat, mate and die. The Drone will mate with a queen bee and perish shortly after. If the drone is born and doesn't get to go on a mating flight they will be ejected from the hive in the winter and perish from starvation. The queen bee has the longest life span of up to 3 to 4 years. Though it is best to replace her every 1-2 years for better hive production. 

What are the different types of bees in a hive?

Royal jelly is a secretion that is made by glands on the head of the worker bees. Royal Jelly is secreted to feed the pupae for the first three days of their life, the queen for her entire life, and to feed the special queen pupae. If a pupae is going to be developed into a queen bee as the current queen becomes old or week the workers will begin to feed special egg cells a continuous diet of royal jelly. Those cells will hatch as a queen bee.​

Do you have more bee questions? Please submit them through the contact page and we will BEE happy to answer them!