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Wisconsin Beekeeping

  Honey bees pollinate plants are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food. They also sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.

Honey bees travel from plant to plant carrying pollen on their bodies in a vital interaction that allows the transfer of genetic material critical to the reproductive system of most flowering plants — the very plants that bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts, ½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials; prevent soil erosion, and increase carbon sequestration

This nearly invisible ecosystem service is a precious resource that requires attention and support — and in disturbing evidence found around the globe, is increasingly in jeopardy.

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Please Help Native Pollinators

Ask the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation to replace the planting of non-native grasses with pollinator-friendly native plants along Wisconsin roadways. Provide a corridor for Bees, Butterflies and Birds to move through the State and restore the natural beauty of our roadways.

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Honey Bee Breeds

In the United States there are 6 main stocks of honey bees. Each strain has been studied and observed to have a variety of attributes.

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Honey Bee Drones

It all starts when the honey bee Queen lays an unfertilized egg (haploid) into a cell. Drone cells are easy to distinguish as the drone cell is larger in diameter and the cap appears higher and more rounded at the top, in comparison to a worker bee cell.

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Try The Honey Bee Anatomy Quiz

Take this quick quiz and see how much you know about honey bee anatomy. Honey Bees play an important role in pollination. Give the quiz a try!

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