Fun facts about bees:
Bees are the only insect in the world that make food that people can eat
Honey contains all of the substances needed to sustain life, including enzymes, water, minerals and vitamins
Eating honey can help you smarter! It is the only food to contain ‘pinocembrin’ that is an antioxidant that improves brain function
One bee will only make 1/12 of a teaspoon on honey in its entire life
Many plants rely on insects like bees in order to be pollinated; which is why they provide nectar to say thanks
A colony of bees can contain between 20,000 and 60,000 bees, but only one queen bee
A bee’s wings beat 190 times a second, that’s 11,400 times a minute!
Worker bees, who are all female, are the only ones who will attack you, and only if they feel threatened
It has been estimated that it would take 1,100 bee stings to produce enough venom to be fatal
Each colony smells different to bees, this is so they can tell where they live!
It would take 1,100 bees to make 1kg of honey and they would have to visit 4 million flowers
There are 900 cells in a bee’s brain
The queen bee will lay around 1,500 eggs a day
Bees have two separate stomachs; one for food and another just for nectar
Honey has natural preservatives so that it won’t go bad
A third of all the plants we eat have been pollinated by bees
Bees have been around for more than 30 million years
Bees communicate by smells called ‘pheromones’ and by performing special ‘dances’
There are lots of different types of honey which taste different depending on the flowers used to make it
If bees go extinct, then no pollination, so, no plants, which in turn leads to no herbivores, due to which no carnivorous animals and no humans. In short, extinction of human kind.