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Honey Bees At Pinelawn

Honey Bees, many wild native bees, and other pollinators are in decline.

Some beekeepers have reported annual hive losses of 30% or more due to many causes including viruses, pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change.

As more and more honey bee species are added to the list of endangered species, it is becoming more necessary than ever to educate the public on the essentialness of these insects.

Bees Are Vital To The Environment & Ecosystem.

Bees are responsible for pollinating approximately 75% of the healthy fruits, vegetables and nuts that are vital for human consumption, including strawberries, apples and broccoli.

Bees even pollinate crops like cotton and chocolate. In addition, the abundance of beautiful flowering plants and trees depend on these marvelous insects for fertilization.

Pinelawn's Honey Bee Program Is Aimed At Helping These Insects Thrive.

Pinelawn’s Honey Bee Hive Program began in 2017 to support the honey bee population and promote pollination. Our program cares for five hives, hosting over ¼ of a million honey bees, that pollinate the beautiful gardens in the memorial park as well as the surrounding landscape.

Honey Bees At Pinelawn

Every One Of These Bees Has A Role In The Hive.

Honey bees have a high level of sophistication in how a hive is run. From the Queen to the worker bees and drones, each honey bee has a specific role within the hives’ complex social system.
Foraging bees, the most experienced within the hive, gather pollen to feed the larvae as well as gather and transform nectar into honey to feed the bees throughout the year, especially during the cold winter months. Other worker bees provide vital functions for the hive: tend to the Queens and the larvae as well as clean, ventilate, and guard the hive. Drones have only one task: fly over a mile daily to seek and fertilize the virgin Queens.
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Honey Bee Facts

The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by people

A hive can contain 40,000-80,000 honey bees

Honey bees can fly for 3-5 miles and as fast as 15-20 miles per hour

A honey bee visits between 50 – 100 flowers on a foraging trip

Pinelawn’s 100% Raw Honey

Our honey is made naturally by the honey bees thriving among Pinelawn’s many wildflower gardens. This 100% natural, unheated, and unfiltered honey is free of any additives.

Join Us For Our Honey Bee Experience!

Pinelawn showcases the wonders of honey bees at its annual Honey Bee Experience, an educational and free event for the community. The event provides the opportunity for families to enjoy a safe, up-close look at these wonderful endangered insects and how they are vital to our environment.
This event includes:
- An interactive Q&A
- “Find the Queen” observation hive
- Honey bee arts & crafts
- Upclose look at hives & frames of bees behind a screened partition
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