A few months ago it was “cold and rainy in Germany today … so the bees decided to cuddle up to keep warm!” – UW*Germany*. Did You know? Over the course of a lifetime a single bee will produce less than a teaspoon of honey. Bees smell with their antennae and can taste through their feet.
2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees: Last but not least… 14. Just how important are honeybees to the human diet? Typically, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, these under-appreciated workers pollinate 80 percent of our flowering crops which constitute 1/3 of everything we eat. Losing them could affect not only dietary staples such
2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 13. While workers select which fertilized eggs to brood in queen or worker cells, the queen decides the sex of her young. In a mechanism of sex determination known as haplodiploidy, fertilized eggs will become female offspring, while unfertilized eggs will become males. (PBS NOVA) See our
2 sweet weeks of facts about honey bees 11. It’s Not Easy Being Queen In one day a queen can lay her weight in eggs. She will lay one egg per minute, day and night, for a total of 1,500 eggs over a 24-hour period and 200,000 eggs in a year. Should she stop her