Spring Bees

Male Carpenter Bee image by Matt Ward
Spring has sprung and before long the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will be inundated with school groups and Carpenter Bees. And while your first instinct will be to avoid them I promise you, [...]

Pollen Nation: Helping Out Honeybees

Wasps and hornets are similar in size and color, but they have smooth, narrow abdomens with no hair.
Here at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, we are embracing the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Honeybees do more than just pollinate flowers and make honey. They also pollinate a third of the world’s crops and [...]