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Texas Beeworks’ Erika Thompson has been accused by other users of staging her TikTok videos and handling bees in an unsafe manner. Instagram: @texasbeeworks (resharing the work of Jonathan Vail)

‘Over the top’: backlash against TikTok’s bee lady not justified, say bee experts

Erika Thompson is clearly a competent beekeeper, who’s educating the public about honeybees in her own way on social media.
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Truth, lies and honey

Hives that travel by truck, bees paid for their pollination service, adulterated honey, economic theories based on an imaginary social organization…
A floral scent can be enjoyable for a person, but it has an important job for the flower. Richard L. Harkess

Why do flowers smell?

Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
Worker bees with capped brood (brown), open brood (white larva), all sorts of coloured pollen and shiny fresh nectar. Cooper Schouten

Curious Kids: how do bees make honey?

A single colony of bees can have 60,000 bees in it. Together, they can visit up to 50 million flowers each day to collect pollen and nectar. They’re not called ‘busy bees’ for nothing!

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