Honeybee Apis mellifera
Of course everybody knows the hard working pollinator Honey Bee, that little creature in every garden that brings us mother nature's sweet surprise... With Bumble Bees and social wasps only the queen hibernates, the rest of the colony dies in fall. Bees however stay together as a colony in winter. And that's why they produce honey: to get themselves through winter. Honeybees are among the best studied insects in the world. You can find many, many books about them and there is a lot of information on the internet too. So we limit the information about the Honeybee on this page.