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The Life of a Honeybee

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Honeybees lives in a sophisticated, well-organized society. Colonies comprise a staggering 50,000 to 60,000 bees, each performing different roles in order to help ensure the smooth running, success—and life—of their colony. The lifespan of honeybees varies, depending on the role of an individual bee within its colony.

Let's take a look at those roles and what they mean for one of the most sophisticated and organized animals on our planet.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, History, Save the Bees

Bee Brain: The Waggle Dance

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So-called "lower" organisms often show sophisticated learning abilities that aid their survival and reproduction. Bees and their relatives are especially good at learning the location and appearance of flowers.

How do they do this? The waggle dance.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, History, Save the Bees

What Can I Do to Save the Bees?

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Sure, you may not be able to set up hives on your roof or in your back yard anytime soon. But to save our endangered bees, you don't need to. Believe it or not, there are several other simple things we can do to help keep bees in our communities flourishing.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, Colony Collapse Disorder, How-to, Save the Bees

What Is Colony Collapse Disorder?

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In recent years scientists have fretted over the future of bees, and although research has shed much light on the crisis, those in the bee business—from hive keepers to commercial farmers—say the insects remain in deep trouble as their colonies continue to struggle.

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Topics: Insider, Bee Life, Colony Collapse Disorder, History, Save the Bees

Not Resolute? Dream Out Loud.

Zeke Freeman, Founder, Bee Raw, Inc.

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Topics: Save the Bees

Let's Do This!



Bees provide 1 out of 3 bites of food on our plates because of the work they do. They take care of us—now it's our turn to take care of them. And take care we must—bees are dying off at an alarming rate. Think pandemic. But everyday folks like you can help. I'm trying to with the Save the Bees Fund that I just launched (above). How can you help? Start with my 3 No Fail Ways Even YOU Can Save the Bees. Let's do this!—Zeke

The Save the Bees Fund > Seeds that will Save the Bees > Raw Honey Gifts
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Topics: Save the Bees