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Taste like almonds

Bees in their immature stages are eaten by indigenous people in Africa, Asia, Australia, South America, and Mexico. Bees in their egg, larval, or pupal form taste like almonds. 1)

Nocturnal lifestyle

A few groups of mainly tropical bees have independently evolved a nocturnal lifestyle. 2)

1500 eggs a day

The queen bee is groomed and fed at all times. Attention is needed for her to lay eggs. The queen can lay from 600 and up to 1500 eggs each day! 3)

Four wings

To make it easier for a bee to fly, the two wings on the left and the right side of its body hook together to form one pair, but they unhook when the bee is not flying. This means that bees have four wings in total and not two. 4)

Hexagonal shape

We all know what a honeycomb looks like. It is made of many hexagonal holes. However, the holes aren't hexagons in the beginning. The bees are responsible for creating circular tubes that stagger with each other. The activity of the bees causes heat, which in turn melts the wax. The wax seals the gaps between the holes, and once it hardens, the most energy-efficient shape is created: the hexagon. 5)

Trademark "buzz"

The buzzing sound comes from honey bees beating their wings 200 times per second! They can also visit up to 100 flowers on a single trip. 6)

Bee eyes

Arthropods, like bees, have compound eyes. A honey bee has around 5.500 ommatidia per eye. Despite their simple eye structure and small brain, honey bees could recognize individual human faces. 7)

1/12th of a teaspoon of honey

The average bee will produce only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey during its lifetime. 8)

50 to 100 flowers per trip

A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers per trip. 9)


Honey bees communicate with each other by dancing. 10)


A bee colony consists of 20000-60000 honey bees and one queen. The worker bees are female and live about 6 weeks doing all the work. 11)

Healthy honey

Honey is extremely healthy because it contains enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It is the only food that contains “pinocembrin,” an antioxidant linked to improved brain function. 12)

Calming smoke

Beekeepers use smoke to calm the bees as they harvest honey or move the hive. 13)

Calming smoke

The honeybee is the only insect that produces food consumed by humans. 14)

Taught how to make honey

Honey bees are not born with the knowledge of how to make honey. They are taught to do so in the hive by older bees. 15)

Bee sting

Bee stings may ease pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo found that bee venom particles increase levels of glucocorticoid, an anti-inflammatory hormone in the body. 16)

Bee's brain

The bee's brain is oval and the size of a sesame seed, but it has a remarkable ability to learn and remember things. For example, it is able to make complex calculations about distance traveled and foraging efficiency. 17)

212,000 beekeepers

It is estimated that there are nearly 212,000 beekeepers in the United States. 18)

Honey doesn't spoil

Honey doesn't spoil. An explorer who found a jar of honey in an Egyptian tomb 2,000 years ago said it tastes delicious! 19)

bee.txt · Last modified: 2022/01/27 02:19 by aga