Bee Facts: April 2020

Bee Facts: April 2020

Did you know that the month of April got its name from the Latin word aperio, meaning “to open” because it’s the time of the year when plants and flowers begin to grow and bloom. Bet that April is the most favorite time of the year of our awesome bees too! This month went by really fast and it’s time for our monthly Bee Facts again! Learn more about these lovely creatures down below:

bee fact #72

Honeybee Fact 72

AFB (American Foul Brood) is a disease that is not infectious to humans but dangerous for bees.

Source: https://www.bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/bee-facts

bee fact #73

Honeybee Fact 73

A bee only stings under two conditions. To protect the colony or when frightened.

Source: https://www.bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/bee-facts

bee fact #74

Honeybee Fact 74

Only the female workers and the queen can sting, the queen having a smooth sting which she uses to kill other queens, while surviving herself.

Source: https://www.bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/bee-facts

bee fact #75

Honeybee Fact 75

‘Edible grade’ pollen or ‘bee bread’ is a mixture of plant pollen and honey, which bees mould into granules and store in their honeycombs.

Source: https://www.bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/category/bee-facts