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Bee Facts: April 2019

Bee Facts: April 2019

It has been an established fact that honeybees’ populations are in danger – and it’s a desperate circumstance for us. Dangers from environmental change, harmful pesticides, and diseases have all contributed this alarming decline. I hope it is not too late for us to do something to save these beautiful creatures and for us to realize how fundamental they are to our existence too. Just imagine that 33% of the sustenance we eat is an immediate consequence of pollination.

Honeybee Fact 20

Male honey bees serve only one purpose: They provide sperm to the queen. About a week after emerging from their cells, the drones are ready to mate. After they’ve fulfilled that purpose, they die. Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees-4165293

Honeybee Fact 21

Outside of the primate family, honey bees have the most complex symbolic language on Earth. The insects pack a million neurons into a brain that measures a mere cubic millimeter, and they use every one of them. The language code of honey bees—the waggle dance. Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees-4165293

Honeybee Fact 22

The Queen Aims for Genetic Diversity. On her mating flight, the queen will take sperm from 12 to 15 drone bees to ensure the genetic health and diversity of the colony. Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees-4165293

Honeybee Fact 23

Honey bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch, and a stomach. Source: https://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-bee-facts.html

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