Honeybees are in a state of hibernation.
It’s a new way to look at a bee colony, says Dr. Anand Swaminathan, who teaches ecology at Harvard University.
“Bees have a very special hibernation cycle that’s completely unique to honeybees, so we’re seeing it as a new type of pollination,” he says.
“The bees are trying to get back into their honeymaking mode and their normal cycles of reproduction.”
In this video, Honeybees go to work.
In a recent article in The New York Times, the author described the plight of honeybees.
“Honeybees are facing an unprecedented crisis,” he wrote.
“Their numbers have declined by a third in the last 50 years, from an estimated 500 million to as few as 20 million in the wild.
The loss of these key pollinators could wipe out honeybees in the U.S. in a matter of years.
They are dying in the field at an alarming rate.
The losses are causing alarm among beekeepers and environmentalists, and threaten to cripple the honeybee industry and its commercial viability.”
In this new video, honeybees are being trained to help pollinate the new Mills Fleet Dairy Farm.
Beekeepers are also trying to create an alternative to the traditional milk production method, with the introduction of new products and equipment.
This video shows the development of a bee farm in the USA.
In this YouTube video, beekeepers are using a drone to survey the new honeycomb farm in New York.
It’s the first time in decades that a new bee farming facility has been built in the US, and it’s being hailed as a breakthrough in beekeeping.
The beekeepers say it’s a win-win for the beekeeper, the bees and the climate.
“This project is the result of a collaborative effort between the US Department of Agriculture and Honeybee Conservation International,” Honeybee Federation of America president, Dave Rees, said in a statement.
“We’re proud to work with such an innovative, visionary and respected beekeeping organization.”
Honeybee conservationist and beekeeper Jim Schmidli also applauded the work of Honeybee Conservancy, and said the company had shown the potential for the industry.
“They’ve done the science and they’ve done all the research to develop this kind of system,” he said.
“This is an incredibly important and innovative project.”
As honeybees and bees continue to recover, it will be interesting to see how the new bee farms are utilized in future bee colonies, according to Honeybee International.
“It is very important to understand how honeybees were introduced into the honey production industry and how they evolved,” Honey Bee International President and CEO, Chris Soper, said.
There are more than 70,000 commercial beekeepers in the United States.
This video demonstrates the different types of honeybee hives that are used to produce honey.
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You can see more bee videos on the Honeybee Society YouTube channel.