Apis

The apis family is the largest family of Apoidea. The Apidae includes honey bees, bumblebees, stingless bees and orchid bees which are so diverse that they have been classified into a number of families. Insects in this family represent our most important pollinators...

Beeswax

Beeswax (cera alba) is a natural wax produced by honey bees of the genus Apis. The wax is formed into scales by eight wax-producing glands in the abdominal segments of worker bees, which discard it in or at the hive. The hive workers collect and use it to form cells...

Hives

Natural nesting habitats for honey bees include caves, rock holes, and hollow trees. In warmer climates, they may make exposed hanging nests on occasion. Aerial combs have been exposed in members of various subgenera. The nest is made up of numerous honeycombs that...

Honey Bees

A honey bee (also spelled honeybee) is a eusocial flying insect within the genus Apis of the bee clade, all native to Eurasia. They are known for their construction of perennial colonial nests from wax, the large size of their colonies, and surplus production and...

Propolis

Propolis or bee glue is a resinous mixture that honey bees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with exudate gathered from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the beehive. Propolis is used for small...