Bee question : LUSENET : Country Style Homesteading : One Thread

Don't know much about bees, so here goes....Are there any other type of bees that look similar to honey bees? How far away from a hive will bees usually travel?

I have some lambs ear growing by the deck and it is covered with bees every day. They look to be honey bees, but ?????. Am hoping the bee population is coming back up here. We used to have hives in the trees, but hadn't for a few years. Thanks.

-- Annie (, June 08, 2002


there are many subsecies of honey bees,, some look the same,, some dont. But all have the same basic shape, colors may be differant. Bees will travel up to 2 - 5 miles from the hive,, more if there is a drought on. Id almost bet that someone has hives near you, it will be another 10 years or more before wild bees get back to "normal"

-- Stan (, June 08, 2002.

Thanks Stan, just the answer I was lookin for.

-- Annie (, June 08, 2002.

Stan, I have a sinus "thing" that just won't go away. I think it has come and gone for my entire life. I've read many times that chewing beeswax would open the sinus passages, or something like that? ?

I've purchased beeswax out of five gallon buckets straight from a local distributor at the local organic market, tried chewing it, ( the comb?) and didn't like the texture, and didn't find any difference when I did chew it.

Was I using the right part? Any suggestions?

-- Granny Hen (cluckin, June 09, 2002.

what your supposed to do is eat the wax,, most allergy sufferers buy comb/cut honey, honey still in the comb. Since the wax contain a portion of pollen in it, it tricks the body. Instead of having it think of pollen as an allergin, it thinks its a food source. AS long as your "sinus thing" is hayfever or another allergic reaction, it can help. Its not a cure all, but over time, it can make things bearable instead of taking pills all day/summer long. I know some poeple who swear by it.

-- Stan (, June 09, 2002.

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