Bees & pollinators

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Given that the number of websites dealing with bees and their biology is already considerable, there didn’t seem any need to add another. Instead, we’d suggest certain links to the best sites. But we’d urge you to take a look at two of our on-line services:

– For simple viewing pleasure, we have assembled a photo gallery which illustrates basic beekeeping tasks. You will also find some images of pollinators and other insects in action.

– Our blog provides up-to-date information on our association and the world of bees.

Honeybee biology

Wikipedia – Apis mellifera: Despite the reservations of some, it’s tempting to hand over to Wikipedia the job of providing you with the basic information on bees and their biology. It’s also a challenge for those who know the subject well to improve the article on bees in this collaborative encyclopedia.

A little history

Karl von Frisch, “The Dancing Bees”, Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc. 1953: His studies on bees and notably their communication through dance earned Karl von Frisch the Nobel Prize for Medicine. A fascinating read in which one rediscovers scientific methods based on detailed observation without elaborate equipment. This is often the case for the amateur beekeeper when we open our hives – learning to observe and understand with minimal equipment.