Bee Factual


Need-to-Know Bee Facts

Here’s a lesson from our Bee Master, Scott, on just how interesting these little creatures really are…

FACT #1

A Bee’s Life

A bees life span summed up in travel. Summer bees wear out in several weeks due to the wear and tear of flight. Thousands of km flown to produce 1 single tsp of honey. TextREMOVESpacerREMOVE

FACT #2

They’re Nice!

Bees are herbivores, life loving creatures which are very reluctant to sting unless in defence of their home

FACT #3

Apis Melifera

While there are hundreds of indigenous stinging insects, honey bees (Apis Melifera) are unique because they are the only insects that produce and store honey to sustain them through winter. 

FACT #4

Bee Vision

Honey bees see ultraviolet light, which helps them locate the nectar in flowers. 

FACT #5

The Waggle Dance

The waggle dance, used for orientation, communicates the specific location of a food source to other members of the hive. 

FACT #6

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FACT #7

Thorne

FACT #8

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