Life of a Queen

Hopefully many of you have noticed the increasing numbers of bumblebees and other insects outside and in your gardens over the last few months. You may have asked yourself, where did these bees go during the winter? Where have they all come from now? The answer lies in the story of the devoted bumblebee queen… A … Continue reading Life of a Queen

Inside the Honeybee Hive

Honeybees are classified by the genus Apis. The most common group we would see here in Ireland are part of the Western Honeybee group: Apis mellifera. These are medium sized bees that when found in the wild build their comb within cavities in trees or burrowed in the ground. Honeybees can also be considered semi-domesticated … Continue reading Inside the Honeybee Hive