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  • Fact 1 - Definition: A bee is a flying, hairy-bodied insect, of the order Hymenoptera, superfamily Apoidea. They are are social and solitary species which are important for their role in pollination and for producing honey
  • Fact 2 - The common honeybee (Apis mellifica) lives in swarms, each of which has
    its own queen, its males or drones, and its very numerous workers, which are barren females
  • Fact 3 - There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees
  • Fact 4 - The bee is found on every continent of the world except Antarctica and in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants
  • Fact 5 - They feed on nectar and pollen
  • Fact 6 - Nectar is a sweetish secretion of blossoms from which bees make honey
  • Fact 7 - Pollen is a fine powder produced by the anthers of seed-bearing plants
  • Fact 8 - Bees have a long proboscis (like a tongue) that enables them to obtain the nectar from flowers
  • Fact 9 - The largest bee in the world is Megachile pluto which grow to a length of 39 mm (1.5") long.
  • Fact 10 - The smallest bee is Trigona minima, a stingless bee whose workers are about 2.1 mm (5/64") long

  • Fact 11 - It is estimated that 33% of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees
  • Fact 12 - The survival of bees is threatened by parasites, pesticides, Viruses, habitat loss, and grazing practices
  • Fact 13 - Some endangered species of bees include the stingless Melipona beecheii and Melipona Yucatanica of the Americas, four species of bumblebee are endangered in Ireland and eight species are either endangered or under threat in Britain
  • Fact 14 - Bee stings: Although a bee sting can be deadly to those with allergies, virtually all bee species are non-aggressive if undisturbed and many cannot sting at all
  • Fact 15 - A honey bee queen may lay 2000 eggs per day
  • Fact 16 - The most common types of bees are in the following list:
    • Honeybee
    • Carpenter bee
    • Ground bees
    • Parasitic bees
    • Digger bee
    • Sweat bees
    • Cellophane bees
    • Plasterer bees
    • Orchid bees
    • Africanized honeybees

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  • Fact 17 - Bees are the favorite meal of the bee-eater bird, kingbirds, mockingbirds, beewolves and dragonflies
  • Fact 18 - There are three kinds of bee in a hive: Queen, Worker and Drone
    • The Queen bee lays eggs
    • The Worker bees are all female and they do all the work for the hive including cleaning, feeding the babies, feeding and taking care and building and repairing honeycombs
    • The drone bees are all male and work outside the hive collecting water, pollen and nectar
  • Fact 19 - If a worker bee uses her stinger, she will die
  • Fact 20 - Bees have 2 pairs of wings
  • Fact 21 - A honeybee can fly 24 km in an hour at a speed of 15 mph
  • Fact 22 - The wings of a honeybee beat 200 times per second or 12,000 beats per minute
  • Fact 23 - Beeswax: Beeswax is produced by the bees. Beeswax a yellow to brown wax secreted by honeybees to build honeycombs
  • Fact 24 - Honeycombs : A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal waxen cells used to hold their honey and their eggs
  • Fact 25 - Royal Jelly: Royal Jelly is a milky substance produced in a special gland in the worker bee's head. The Queen is fed Royal Jelly by the workers

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