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 and on our EcOhio Farm, we have established honey bee hives to contribute to the population. The hives are managed by an internal beekeeping team called Pollen Nation. Click here to find out more about pollination! Live Outdoor Honey Bee Hive Exhibit can be Found Across from the World of the Insect! (photo by: Fia Cifuentes) 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. Swarm Removal If you spot a swarm or cluster of bees, contact your local Beekeepers Association for appropriate removal. Pollen Nation is not able to assist with this.