Hello, I'm Bumble Bee Bob. We bees are one of the most interesting and intelligent creatures on the planet.
If you thought that we are just a buzzing insect, think again.
One of your humans, Karl Von Frisch received your Nobel Peace prize in Physiology
in 1973 for cracking
our language code.
Here are a few of the amazing facts about us bees:
It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee's flight around the world.
Bees cannot recognise the colour red.
We are the only insects that provide food for humans.
A full colony of bees can pull in as many as 50,000 loads of pollen a day.
Bees have 5 eyes.
We Honey Bees communicate with each other by dancing.
We are mentioned in the bible 38 times.
Our Queen Bees can lay almost 2000 eggs a day.
Evolution has changed practically everything except us bees.
Bee Pollen and Propolis cannot be synthesised in a laboratory.
We only live between 6-8 weeks and our Queen Bee can live up to 5-8 years.
One Teaspoon of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather.
Bee Pollen is the only food in the world that has the 22 nutrients required by the human body.
The queen bee mates with around 20 days in the start of her life and stores the sperm for the rest of her life.
A hive of bees will travel 140,000 km, the equivalent of three orbits around the earth to collect 1kg of honey.
Please think about this the next time you eat honey.
Human science states that it is impossible for bees to fly, yet our honeybee wings can beat 250 times/second.
The male honey bees 'Drones' do no work at all, have no stinger, all they do is the mating. The male honey bee
dies after mating because the penis and associated abdominal tissues are ripped from the drone's body at sexual intercourse.