How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

propolis bee on flower Did you know that not every bee you see flying around produces honey? If you’ve ever wanted to recognise which type of bee produces honey and therefore propolis, below is a list of what to look for.

  • Bees have rounded bodies, unlikes wasps who have narrowing around their body sections
  • Most bees have furry all over their bodies
  • They have two long antennae on their heads which they use for senses like taste, touch, and smell
  • Bees have two large eyes, one each side of their head, and then also a group of 3 smaller eyes in between.
  • Their colour can vary in shades, but bees have alternating black stripes with amber colours that can appear almost black.
  • Bees can vary in size from 1-2cm long.
  • Female bees are the ones who collect the pollen from plants and flowers to take back to the hive.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this information on honey bees.

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