Bees, colony collapse-disorder

Bees, Colony Collapse Disorder: See bees. What is Colony Collapse Disorder? ‘A mysterious syndrome that has plagued beekeepers in North America and Europe. Unlike a natural swarm, in which a large group of worker bees leave with their queen to form a new colony,...

Honey

Honey | The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ‘definition of honey is rudimentary. It describes honey as “a thick, sweet, syrupy substance that bees make as food from the nectar of plants or secretions of living parts of plants and store in honeycombs.” This...

Propolis

Propolis, natural product made by bees and extracted from their beeswax. It is permitted for use in organic and Biodynamic agriculture. It acts as an antibiotic. It protects against bacteria, heals damaged tissues and stimulates plant resistance. Propolis contains...

Honey bees

Honey bees are bees which make honey. See Bees and bee hotels. See also Colony collapse disorder. ‘Honey bees, unlike most other insects are domesticated animals and their numbers are therefore controlled ultimately by human desire for the honey they produce and...

Bees

BEES | See Bee hotels. / Colony collapse disorder. /  Honey bees. / Wasps (for their role in wild yeast fermentation). Bees produce honey (see honey bees), beeswax, pollen, royal jelly and propolis. They also play an important role in pollination of certain farm crops...