What’s Buzzin’ at Black Hills Honey Farm

Bee Pollen

The health of the honey bee colony is as dependent on pollen as it is upon honey. Pollen is virtually the sole source of proteins, fatty substances, minerals, and vitamins […]

Mating of the honey bee

Mating takes place about 20 to 50 feet in the air, well above the normal flight path of worker honey bees, which is about eight feet above the ground.  Workers […]


Those bees that search for and collect food (nectar and pollen), or water and propolis, are called foragers.  They are the older bees in the hive as opposed to the […]