Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States are beekeepers, yet we seem to know very little about this activity. To understand the pursuit and enjoyment of beekeeping, we first need to learn the basics of honeybees. Most of us think of getting stung when we think of honeybees and because of that, many people are afraid of them.  We seem to lump all  insects that buzz and sting into one group and this is wrong.  Honeybees only sting when they or their home is being threatened. The drone or male honeybee cannot sting at all and … [Read more...]