5 Most Painful Bee Stings

Getting stung by a bee usually isn’t a pleasant experience. The majority of solitary bee species luckily don’t have a painful sting, and rarely sting unless being aggravated or accidentally crushed. Mason bees, for instance, have a sting that is … Read More

5 Biggest Bees on Earth

There are an estimated 20’000 species of bees throughout the world, and this number could be even larger as many species are yet to be discovered. Given the vast number of differing bees, naming the biggest bees can be difficult. … Read More

5 Strikingly Green Bees

Green orchid bee; Euglossa dilemma With glossy metallic green bodies and dark wings, these unique solitary bees are native to Central America, with a range from Mexico to Costa Rica. As the name suggests, orchid bees have a symbiotic relationship with … Read More

Mason Bees – 5 Reasons They Are Important

Mason bees are from the genus Osmia and dominate a large section of the northern hemisphere. They typically resemble large flies with their dark and shiny abdomens but are also infamous for their docility and gentle stings. Those who have been stung … Read More

Bees – 5 Things They Hate

Dark hair The products of a honey bee hive are all entirely edible; the bees, the honey, the larvae, the wax, and so on. For a hungry bear or skunk, this is an opportunity for a feast of delightful sugar … Read More

5 Strikingly Blue Bees

The typical images of bees are the yellow and black stripes common on honey bees and bumblebees. They are the two most commonly used pollinators in agriculture, so their imagery stands out against all other bees.  You may have heard … Read More