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Interesting Facts About Bees You Probably Didn’t Know

Bees are winged insects that are closely related to wasps and ants, they are known for their pollination role. There are over 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. Some species – including honeybees, bumblebees, and stingless bees – live socially in colonies.

Bees are industrious and hardworking animals that spend their lifetime working. Depending on the bee type, each has a role to perform in a colony. Beyond their duties in the hive, bees also drive crucial processes in the ecosystem and our food chain.

A bee could visit 50 to 100 flowers on a single trip for nectar.
A queen bee can lay 2,500 eggs in a day.
In its lifetime, a bee will only be able to produce 1/2 teaspoon of honey.
Worker bees have a 6-to-8-week lifespan.

Bees like coffee:

Just like humans, caffeine keeps these busy bees alert and active. This is why they are drawn to flowers with coffee nectar.

According to FACTS.NET a colony’s social hierarchy usually comprises of 3 bee types: workers, drones, and the queen. As the name suggests, all-female worker bees are responsible for labor – from collecting honey to hive work. Meanwhile, drones or male bees do not do anything except copulate with the colony’s queen bee to produce more eggs.

The queen bees lay eggs, make the hive, and rule all the bees in the colony. FACTS.NET

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