The Honey Bee
Did you know there are three types of honey bees and each one has a specific job to do in the colony?
To learn more about the Honey Bee, click here.
Why We Need Bees
If it wasn't for the very active life of the Honey Bee, many of the fruits and vegetables we eat everyday
would never exist. Bee pollination is responsible for at least 30% of the world's crops and 90%
of its wild flowers.
To learn more about why we need bees, click here.
What is Colony Collapse Disorder?
In 2006, Hackenberg Apiaries lost 80% of their hives due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
CCD is a highly unusual hive condition where the adult honey bee population becomes low or non-existent,
with a live queen in the hive, and no trace of dead honey bees. The cause of this strange condition has yet to be discovered.
To learn more about the CCD phenomenon from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, click here.