10 Things You Didn't Know About Bees

10 Things You Didn't Know About Bees

You may think you know a lot about bees, but did you know...

  1. Bees are able to calculate and fly the shortest possible route between flowers and hive. They are the only animals known to have solved this problem.

  2. Researchers at the University of Illinois have discovered that bees have individual personalities.

  3. Scientists have used studies of bees to more successfully model criminal behaviour for police.

  4. 80% of all crop pollination of fruits, vegetables and seeds in the United States is achieved by honey bees.

  5. Bees can caculate angles, taking into account the curvature of the spherical earth, and communicate complex positioning data to other bees.

  6. Honey contains everything necessary to sustain life, including water.

  7. Bees have two stomachs – one for digesting and one for nectar.

  8. Honey is a humectant, meaning that it holds water, making it an excellent moisturiser.  Because of this it is also very soothing for minor burns, and will help minimise scarring.

  9. A single bee hive can make up to 150kg of honey each year.

  10. Bees are the only insect that produce food that is edible by humans.

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 Til next time.

Cheers

Jen


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