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Bees HD Wallpapers

Bees HD Wallpapers
Bees HD Wallpapers


There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. Bees live in colonies and there are three types of bees in each colony. There is the queen bee, the worker bee and the drone. The worker bee and the queen bee are both female, but only the queen bee can reproduce. All drones are male. Worker bees clean the hive, collecting pollen and nectar to feed the colony and they take care of the offspring. The drone’s only job is to mate with the queen. The queen’s only job is to lay eggs. 

Bees store their venom in a sac attached to their stinger and only female bees sting. That is because the stinger, called an ovipositor, is part of the female bee’s reproductive design. A queen bee uses her ovipositor to lay eggs as well as sting. Sterile females, also called worker bees, don’t lay eggs. They just use their ovipositors to sting. 

Bees see all colors except the color red. That and their sense of smell help them find the flowers they need to collect pollen. Not only is pollen a food source for bees, but some of the pollen is dropped in flight, resulting in cross pollination. The relationship between the plant and the insect is called symbiosis.

Certain species of bees die after stinging because their stingers, which are attached to their abdomen, have little barbs or hooks on them. When this type of bee tries to fly away after stinging something, part of the abdomen is ripped away.

Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that people can eat

Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins

Eating honey can help you smarter! It is the only food to contain ‘pinocembrin’ that is an antioxidant that improves brain function

One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon on honey in its entire life

Many plants rely on insects like bees in order to be pollinated; which is why they provide nectar to say thanks

A colony of bees can contain between 20,000 and 60,000 bees, but only one queen bee

A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute!

Worker bees, who are all female, are the only ones who will attack you, and only if they feel threatened

It has been estimated that it would take 1,100 bee stings to produce enough venom to be fatal

Each colony smells different to bees, this is so they can tell where they live!

It would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers

There are 900 cells in a bee’s brain

The queen bee will lay around 1,500 eggs a day

Bees have two separate stomachs; one for food and another just for nectar

Honey has natural preservatives so that it won’t go bad

A third of all the plants we eat have been pollinated by bees

Bees have been around for more than 30 million years

Bees communicate by smells called ‘pheromones’ and by performing special ‘dances’

Bee keepers only take the honey that the bees do not need, but this can be as much as 45kg from one hive!

There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on the flowers used to make it
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