Why are bees so important and curious? Did you know...?

in blurtimals •  last month 

Many of us are afraid of bees because of their painful stings. But... why are bees so important and curious?
Bees play a very important role in the pollination of plants, providing nutrient-laden food, which helps improve our diet, increase our food production and maintain biodiversity.

Below I show some of the curiosities that my father-in-law, who has been a beekeeper for more than 40 years, has explained to me.

  • A bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collecting trip.
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  • Not all bees make honey.
  • They are able to recognize human faces.
  • One of the most extraordinary curiosities is that they can count.
  • The life expectancy of a bee is approximately 45 days.
  • Bees can self-medicating thanks to propolis, a mixture of wax and plant resins with antifungal properties.
  • Panels are always shaped like a hexagon in order to make better use of all the useful space. This form is the one that better adapts to the anatomy of the bee.
  • The queen bee can live up to 5 years and is the only bee that lays eggs. It can lay up to 3,000 eggs in one day.
  • To produce one kilogram of honey, a bee would have to visit four million flowers and travel the equivalent distance around the world four times.
  • A bee produces only 1/12th of a tablespoon of honey over its lifetime.

Life in a beehive is extremely curious, would you like me to explain it in detail in a new post? Don't miss it!

Photos are taken by me(NIKON D3100)

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