The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney

The Wonder of Bees with Martha Kearney

Series which follows Martha Kearney's bee-keeping year and explores the science, art and culture of the honeybee, the most ingenious insect known to humankind.

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BBC Nature: European honey bee

BBC Nature: European honey bee
European honey bees have been introduced to nearly all parts of the world by humans, but they are thought to have originated in India.

Read about their habitats and behaviours on the BBC Nature site

How is honey made and collected?

How is honey made and collected?
William Whiskerson learns all about the different types of bees that live in a beehive and discovers how bees make honey from plant nectar and store it in honeycombs.

Watch william discover the honey making process

BBC Food: Honey recipes

BBC Food: Honey recipes
Honey is a naturally sweet, viscous liquid and comes in numerous varieties with different colours, textures and flavours.

Why not add some of that sweet nectar to your food!

BBC Nature: Bees

BBC Nature: Bees

Bees in the Apidae family include the familiar honey bees and bumblebees.