Want better crop pollination? Consider insulated hives

Home is where the best insulation is, according to honeybees. And almost like Goldilocks, bees like the temperature inside their hive to be just right. Too cold and the larvae don’t develop normally. Too hot and the brood suffers high mortality. Both situations are detrimental to the overall strength of the hive and, consequently, theContinue reading “Want better crop pollination? Consider insulated hives”

How and why do honeybees pollinate flowers?

Honeybees are the most prolific pollinators on the planet, not only responsible for pollinating thousands of naturally occurring plant species around the world, but also ensuring that crops (with an estimated annual yield value of between $235 to $577 billion) are pollinated every year. But, how can honeybees be such great pollinators if they have no desire to be good at it?