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Dakota Bees

A bee club is one of your best resources for beekeeping information and the finest beekeepers you can meet. Beekeepers, who are always there to share.

Dakota Bees

Bee packages available for spring delivery. Visit our starting a beehive page for ordering information.

Dakota Bees

We also recommend You Tube. Go to their site and type any subject on beekeeping. There are lots of great videos and information available.

Bee Facts

  • The average honey bee will make about only one-twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.


  • Honey has natural preservatives, and bacteria can't grow in it.


  • Honey was found in the tombs in Egypt and it was still edible.


  • Honeybees can fly at a speed of 15 mph. Their wings beat 200 times per second.


  • Every 3rd mouthful of food is produced by bees pollinating crops.


  • Royal jelly is a milky substance, produced in a special gland in the worker bee's head.


  • Bees must collect nectar from about two million flowers to make one pound of honey.


  • Bees have two stomachs, one stomach for eating and the other special stomach is for storing nectar collected from flowers or water so that they can carry it back to their hive. 

  • The average life of a honey bee during the working season is about 38 days.


  • A queen bee can live three to four years on a diet of royal jelly.


  • Honey bees produce honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.


  • The flowers bee forage on determines the flavor and color of the honey.


  • The queen can lay up to 2000 eggs per day.


  • It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.


  • Getting statistics can be difficult, but in 2000, the World Health Organisation reported that in the USA, there were only 54 deaths attributable to bee stings – from a population of 281 million (Census data).Statistically you are more likely to die from being struck by lightning than a bee sting.

Bee-cam is located on top of the Anythink Library, Commerce City, Colorado. Once you have logged in to the bee-cam, you may move the camera up, down, left, right, zoom in, zoom out and focus camera.

http://beecam.anythinklibraries.org


http://home.comcast.net/~high.land.beekeeping.club/site/ High Land Bee Club Roxborough Co.


http://coloradobeekeepers.org/ All of Colorado


http://www.denverbee.org/ Denver bee association


https://sites.google.com/site/4cornersbeekeepers/home 4 Corners Beekeepers Association


http://nocobees.org/ Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association


http://www.bouldercountybeekeepers.org/ Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association


http://www.pikespeakbeekeepers.org/ Colorado Springs


http://www.mountainhighbeekeepers.org/ Longmont


http://www.apishive.com/ Heidi & Chad Ragland, owners of Apis Hive and Honey Co., have a great website with lots of information and videos on keeping bees. They also supply bees and honey. Grand Junction, Colorado.

For bee packages and queens, contact

http://www.highlandbees.com/

Dean Chapla (303) 570-8223; dean@highlandbees.com

Tim Brod (303) 514-9257; tim@highlandbees.co