Bee Facts: August 2021

Bee Facts: August 2021

Where did the year go? August has already gone. But the fun facts about our awesome bee friends are far from over! Learn more about them down below:

Bee fact

Honeybee Fact

If you find a bumblebee which appears to be struggling, it may be that it is just resting, particularly if the bee is a queen in early spring. If you think the bee is struggling the best thing to do is gently put the bee onto a bee-friendly flower.

Source: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/bees

Bee fact

Honeybee Fact

Plant a range of flowers in your garden so bees have access to nectar from March to October. Bees love traditional cottage garden flowers and native wildflowers, like primrose, buddleia, and marigolds.

Source: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/bees

Bee fact

Honeybee Fact

Honeybees have a dance move called the ‘waggle dance’. It’s not actually a dance move at all, rather a clever way of communicating between themselves to tell their nestmates where to go to find the best source of food.

Source: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/bees

Bee fact

Honeybee Fact

The buff-tailed bumblebee has a brain the size of a poppy seed.

Source: https://www.wwf.org.uk/learn/fascinating-facts/bees