ST. ANNE'S HONEYBEES
Caring for the Earth
with Our Honeybees
Everybody knows St. Anne's is a sweet place. But not everyone knows St. Anne's owns a colony of honeybees. Our bees are busy helping the earth every day by pollinating flowers far and wide.
Do you know these bee facts?
• The place where beekeepers keep beehives is called an apiary or a bee yard.
• If you see a honeybee flying around you, she's a girl! Honeybees have three castes: drones (male), workers (female), and queens (female). The drones and the queen stay in the hive. So, it's always the female workers you see buzzing from flower to flower.
• The average worker bee makes only about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
For more interesting bee facts visit the National Honey Board >>
Beehive frames hold the honeycomb.
Checking the bees
We work to keep our bees healthy.
A new honeybee colony.
Our Honeybee Hive
Beehive boxes are called "supers." Inside are frames to hold the honey.
A beekeeper suit keeps everybody happy.
The smoker calms the bees so the beekeeper can visit the hive.
"Apiculture" is the study and keeping of bees.
Ready for the new season of honey-making!