Episode #49 | Original Air Date: May 7, 2020
Honey bees are amazing insects that not only produce honey, but through pollination also help produce one-third of the food we eat.
A single bee colony can contain up to 60,000 bees, including worker bees, drones, and a queen.
Drones mate with the queen to produce new worker bees, who gather pollen and nectar from flowers.
Make your garden safe for honey bees by using pesticides only when needed. Don’t spray when plants are flowering or in the mornings when bees are most active.
You can even set up your own hive! The bees will pollinate the plants in your garden, and you’ll be able to harvest delicious honey!
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