From insensitive urban development to intensive farming, changes in our landscape have caused significant damage to the honeybees environment.
Neonicotinoid pesticides accumulate in pollen and nectar of treated plants. When honeybees are exposed to these pesticides, they can die or lose their ability to reproduce.
The varroa mite is one of the leading causes of disease in honeybees. It's a tiny parasitic mite that attaches itself to honeybees and transmits disease.
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Why are bees so important?
It is estimated that 1/3 of the food we eat everyday relies on pollination (which relies mostly on bee's). Therefore, without bee's our food supplies would be in serious trouble!
How do honey bees communicate?
Honey bee's actually communicate by dancing :)
How many eggs does the queen bee lay?
The Queen Bee is actually the only bee that lays eggs. In the summer, when she is most active she can lay up to 2500 eggs per day!
What makes the buzzing sound?
The buzz is actually produced by the wings! Which can beat up to 11,400 times PER MINUTE!
What types of bees does a colony contain?
A colony consist of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen! Worker bee's are female and do all of the work!
Can bees learn?
While honey bee's brains are the size of a sesame seed, they possess quite the ability to learn. Bees are able to make complex calculations on distance traveled while still maintaining efficiency!
How much work does it take to make one pound of honey?
Bees must gather nectar from 2 million different flowers to produce one pound of honey!
What will one individual bee do?
One honey bee will produce 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. That shows you the amount of work that goes into making honey, and how important each individual bee is!
How fast can a honey bee fly?
Bee's can fly up to 15 miles per hour!
How long can a honey bee fly?
Bees can fly up to 6 miles at a time!