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.
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).
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.