Bee Basics

Many people are afraid of bees, wasps, hornets, and many other flying insects. This fear converts, unfortunately, into a major health threat to bees, as too many people simply kill them if they fly into a home or too near to people as they eat, sleep, talk or drink. The number of bees killed by humans each year dwarfs the numbers of bees killed by any of its other predators.

This section is designed to help you tell the difference, as well as to give you the basics on bees.