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Bee Facts: February 2022

March is a month when your bees might perform admirably or disastrously. Despite the unpredictability of the weather, the bees are flying headlong towards spring. Know more about bees down below:

Bee fact #22

Honeybee Fact

There is strength in numbers for honeybees. The worker bees must generate roughly 60 pounds of honey from spring through fall in order to keep the colony going through the winter. To complete the task, tens of thousands of laborers are required.

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Bee fact #23

Honeybee Fact

Male honeybees have only one job: to give the queen their sperm. The drones are ready to mate about a week after they emerge from their chambers. They perish when they’ve served their purpose.

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Bee fact #24

Honeybee Fact

Honeybees have the most advanced symbolic language on the planet. The insects have a million neurons in their brain, which is only a cubic millimeter in size, and they utilize every one of them. The waggle dance is honeybees’ language code.

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Bee fact #25

Honeybee Fact

The Queen is looking to boost genetic diversity. The queen will collect sperm from 12 to 15 drone bees on her mating trip to guarantee the colony’s genetic health and variety.

Source: https://www.thoughtco.com/fascinating-facts-about-honey-bees-4165293