How Do Bees Find Their Way Back to the Hive?

Just like you go down the road to grab your groceries, bees have to venture out to find food, too. If the bee doesn’t already know where to find food, they’ll fly all over the place and in a regular path until they find some tasty pollen. In all, they can...

How Do Bees Manipulate Pollen with their Hair & Body?

THE STRUCTURES CONCERNED IN THE MANIPULATION OF POLLEN. The hairs which cover the body and appendages of the bee are of the utmost importance in the process of pollen gathering. For the purposes of this account these hairs may be classified roughly as (1) branched...

How do Bees Store Pollen in the Hive?

STORING POLLEN IN THE HIVE When the bee has fully loaded its baskets and before it returns to the hive it often spends a little time upon the plant from which it has been collecting, occupied with the task of cleaning scattered grains of pollen from its body and of...