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10 Facts About Honeybees

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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. 

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There some important facts of honeybee let check it out below:

  1. Honeybees can fly at a speed of around 15 miles per hour and beat their wings about 200 times each second.
  2. A hive is made up of three types of bees: the queen, the worker bees and the drones.
  3. Queens run the hive, workers forage for pollen and protect the hive, and drones mate with the queen.
  4. The queen bee is the only bee in the hive that lays eggs.
  5. She lays up to 2,500 eggs per day during the summer months.
  6. Male honeybees (called drones), have no stinger and do no work in the hive.
  7. Their only purpose is to mate, and they die afterward.
  8. Female bees (besides the queen), on the other hand, live for about six weeks and do all the work.
  9. Each hive has only one queen bee, and she can live for up to five years.
  10. Honeybees have to fly about 90,000 miles –  or three times around the globe – to produce a single pound of honey.
  11. 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.
  12. The royal jelly helps the larva develop into a fertile queen.
  13. Honeybees are the only insects that produce food that humans eat.
  14. Bees communicate with one another to share information about food sources.
  15. When a worker returns to the hive, she performs a “waggle dance” that points the other bees in the right direction.
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Noshad Ali
the authorNoshad Ali
M.Sc (Hons) Horticulture & Member of PSHS (Pakistan Society Horticulture Science) and Working as Field Facilitator in CAB International

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