Bee Facts: July 2019

Bee Facts: July 2019

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there’s so much more to these buzzing insects than that. There is always something new to learn about honeybees and their impact on our society over the years.

bee fact #33: Mead

Honeybee Fact 33

Mead, which is made from fermented honey, is the world’s oldest fermented beverage.

Source: https://everythingontap.com/2014/03/14/worlds-oldest-alcoholic-drinks/

bee fact #34: buzz

Honeybee Fact 34

Honey bees beat their wings 200 times per second, creating their trademark “buzz”.

Source: https://hubpages.com/animals/How-Do-Honey-Bees-Fly-and-Other-Facts-About-Honey-Bee-Flight

bee fact #36: Honey bees sleep in shifts

Honeybee Fact 36

Honey bees sleep in shifts. They do not close their eyes, stop moving their antennae and in some cases fall over sideways.

Source: https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/2018/07/31/where-do-bees-sleep/

bee fact #37: antioxidant pinocembrin

Honeybee Fact 37

Honey is one of the very few known source of the antioxidant pinocembrin.

Source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/pinocembrin