Q: Do bumblebees make honey? They are all over my lavender and I’m sure that would make good honey.

A: Bumblebees don’t make honey because they don’t have perennial nests. Like yellowjackets and hornets, all the bumblebee workers die in early winter and a young queen finds a rotten log in which to hibernate. She starts a new colony in spring. Honeybee colonies survive from year to year by making and storing honey to feed the colony in winter.

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