Honeybees Helping Out Honey Bees Honey bees do more than just pollinate flowers and make honey. They also pollinate a third of the world’s crops and are critical to our agricultural system. Their populations, however, are in severe decline. Here at the Zoo, you can view a live outdoor honey bee hive habitat found across from the World of the Insect! We also have established honey bee hives at our Bowyer Farm to contribute to the population. The hives are managed by an internal beekeeping team called Pollen Nation. Join us in building a better home for local wildlife & pollinators! As natural spaces become smaller, fewer and farther apart, we can help wildlife by restoring habitat in our own yards and communities. Learn more here! No Need to Fear Unlike the more aggressive hornets and wasps, a honey bee stings only when threatened and it can do so just once. Become a Bee Spotter The Zoo has teamed up with Bee Spotter to learn more about the bees in the greater Cincinnati area, and we need your help! Simply snap pictures of bees that you see and submit it with a date and location to beespotter.org/cincinnatizoo. An expert will identify the species and add it to the database.