Bee Facts: March 2020

Bee Facts: March 2020

March seem to flown right on by, and it will soon be spring before we even know it! But what’s exciting as spring coming? That’s right! It’s our monthly Bee Facts time again! Learn more about these creatures down below.

bee fact #68

Honeybee Fact 68

Although 90% of bees die outside the hive, those that do not are dropped immediately outside the hive to dry. After they have dried, undertaker bees pick them up, fly them several hundred meters from the hive, and drop them (to prevent dead bees from accumulating by the hive, which could attract pests or pestilence).

Source: https://bigislandbees.com/blogs/bee-blog/14137353-bee-hive-hierarchy-and-activities

bee fact #69

Honeybee Fact 69

Nurse bees feed and care for growing larvae.

Source: https://bigislandbees.com/blogs/bee-blog/14137353-bee-hive-hierarchy-and-activities

bee fact #70

Honeybee Fact 70

Bees secrete beeswax and use it to build honeycomb. Oftentimes hundreds of bees will work on the same small section of comb.

Source: https://bigislandbees.com/blogs/bee-blog/14137353-bee-hive-hierarchy-and-activities

bee fact #71

Honeybee Fact 71

Bees are totally red blind.

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