Agriculture depends greatly on the honeybee for pollination. they account for 80% of all insect pollination. Without such pollination, we would see a significant decrease in the yield of fruits and vegetables.
Honey is used by the bees for food all year round. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon it’s nectar source. they make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey is an easily digestible, pure food. Honey is hydroscopic and has antibacterial qualities. Eating local honey can fend off allergies.
The honey bee exist for about 30 million years.
It is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
Each colony has a unique odor for members’ identification.
Metallic blue or green sweat bees are considered to be (small colonies) as opposed to (large colonies).
Metallic blue or green sweat bees build their nest in the soil.
Only worker (female) sting,because their stinger is connected to their reproductive system, and only if they feel endangered and they die once they sting. Queens have a stinger, but don’t leave the hive to defend it.
Bees produce honey to feed their young. In hives there’s so much left over that beekeepers can collect it for human consumption.
Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb. It is used by people in drugs, cosmetics, artists materials, furniture polish and candles.