From the streets of London to our own backyards, the mountains of Nepal to the jungles of Central America, bees are an important part of our world’s ecosystems!

We’ve curated the best Ever Widening Circles has to offer about these fascinating little creatures in this Circle so you can enjoy bees from every angle. There’s a lot to thank bees for, and even more to marvel at! So, whether you’re a casual fan of our pollinating pals, or a full-fledged melittologist (that’s a very fancy term for somebody who studies bees) this Circle has something here for everyone!

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Ever Wondered How Bees Make Honey?

7 minutes

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By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? These complex creatures aren't just remarkable, they are a key part of the ecosystems we depend on!
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The Beauty of Orchard Bees

9 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Samantha Burns

With 20,000 known species of bee in the world, it's no surprise that they each go about life a little differently. We're lucky enough to learn more about the blue orchard mason bee and the beautiful homes they make for their young in this article!
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Fly Through London with Some Urban Bees

16 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Explore London from the fun and fascinating perspective of some of its smallest and most industrious inhabitants, the bees! They may not seem like the perfect urbanites but they have found some remarkable ways to adapt to life in the big city.
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The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunters of Nepal

15 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Samantha Burns

What could come from documenting some of the most remarkable human traditions? Today we head to breathtaking heights on the steep cliffs of Nepal and have the privilege of looking behind the scenes of what's said to be the last traditional hallucinogenic honey harvest. You won't want to miss this!
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Why Should We Care About the Waggle Dance?

13 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

This is definitely an EWC "Who Knew?" article! Learn why we all might want to be doing the waggle dance to support bees around the world. Amazing!
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These Bees Make Their Own Perfume!

7 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Samantha Burns

Male orchid bees don't just look beautiful, they also smell beautiful (well, to female bees anyway). These little guys are the perfumers of the forest, collecting smells in hopes of finding a mate. Here's how they do it!
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Pollination: Beauty and Key to Life

15 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

Here's one of the most fundamental, yet unappreciated processes on earth, filmed in a breathtaking, fascinating and curious way. You'll never look at an apple or flower the same way again!
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Honey, Are We Polluted?

7 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Samantha Burns

Our world is polluted and the bee population is diminishing, but could it actually be possible for us to save both of them at the same time? An airport in Germany has come up with a process that may just work!
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Pollen as a Micro-Wonder of the World!

13 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Dr. Lynda

Let's go beyond the misery of hay-fever and understand the extraordinary beauty, complexity and wonder of one of Mother Nature's most ingenious designs: Pollen!
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