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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 how 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)

bee.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/04 05:01 by aga