Honeybees play a huge role in world’s most important pollinator, as well as in Agriculture. It pollinate about 80% of the world’s plants and they also give us honey It also including around hundred food crops.
There some important facts of honeybee let check it out below:
- Honeybees can fly at a speed of around 15 miles per hour and beat their wings about 200 times each second.
- A hive is made up of three types of bees: the queen, the worker bees and the drones.
- Queens run the hive, workers forage for pollen and protect the hive, and drones mate with the queen.
- The queen bee is the only bee in the hive that lays eggs.
- She lays up to 2,500 eggs per day during the summer months.
- Male honeybees (called drones), have no stinger and do no work in the hive.
- Their only purpose is to mate, and they die afterward.
- Female bees (besides the queen), on the other hand, live for about six weeks and do all the work.
- Each hive has only one queen bee, and she can live for up to five years.
- Honeybees have to fly about 90,000 miles – or three times around the globe – to produce a single pound of honey.
- When the queen dies, workers create a new queen by selecting a larva and feeding it royal jelly, a special substance secreted by worker bees.
- The royal jelly helps the larva develop into a fertile queen.
- Honeybees are the only insects that produce food that humans eat.
- Bees communicate with one another to share information about food sources.
- When a worker returns to the hive, she performs a “waggle dance” that points the other bees in the right direction.