Forming their own building material, building perfect hexagons, and maintaining uniform structure and function, honey bees are certainly true animal architects! Today, our researcher Sasha and I had the opportunity […]
Join Gabrielle and I as we discuss the evolution of modern beekeeping at the National Building Museum on August 15th, from 6:30-8:00 pm! We are very excited about this event, […]
What bee has a black abdomen, a fuzzy yellow thorax, and is around an inch long? Certainly not a honey bee! Recently several carpenter bees have found their way into […]
Bee Camera. Bee Cam. The Cam. You had many names. You were most helpful for remote inspections, when we were out of town or when the sky released drops of […]
Did you know that bees dance? It’s true! Honeybees (in particular, foraging worker bees) utilize several dancing patterns to communicate with their sisters, so essentially, dancing is a sort of honeybee language! […]
In the case that you are not an apiarist, you may not know what types of substances that beekeepers handle when inspecting hive frames. Many different substances can be found in […]
I am not opposing the movement of honey from hive to home. Rather, I write to address the misunderstanding that beekeepers possess about honey nutrition in order to develop them into informed citizens of America and citizens of nature. As a beekeeper and researcher at the George Washington University Bee Laboratory (GWUBL), I want to share firsthand knowledge of the true identity of modern honey.