Bee Trivia

Are Bees Still Dying? What You Don’t Know.

It is a mind-boggling fact that these small creatures hold so much importance in our world. Deemed to be a key species, bees are now in danger of disappearing from our ecosystem. The decline in their population caused many conservationists to be alarmed and for a good reason. Majority of […]

Do Bees Have Lungs?

Insects are a distinct group with many interesting and alien-like features. One of the many commons questions surrounding them as a whole, concerns their breathing. So, do bees have lungs? No, bees do not have lungs. Bees only breathe via a combination of spiracles, tracheae and small air sacs. Air […]

10 Most Famous BeeKeepers in History

Beekeeping has always been an important part of human history. In ancient times it was quite different than today, as people were simply “stealing” honey from wild bees. The oldest known manuscripts, about beekeeping with hives, were found in Sahara and dated to 2400 BC.  Despite a long beekeeping history, […]

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Can Bees Harm These Common Things?

Bees are typically not aggressive creatures if you leave them alone, although, in reality, the same cannot be said for the Africanized Honey Bee species. However, there are instances when they get riled up and attack. It is during these times when bees can cause the most harm to humans, […]

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How Do Bees Transfer Pollen Between Flowers?

Bees play a significant role in the fertilization of flowers. They are mostly involved in the process we know as pollination. This helps flowers achieve complete reproduction and multiply in the cycle. At the end of this article, you will learn more about the pollen transfer process and how bees […]

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How fast can bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps fly?

Among the most feared insects are the stinging insects, especially the ones that are commonly encountered by humans. These insects are bees, yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps. They are very notorious because they are the ones that usually attack people when accidentally provoked and these attacks can sometimes be fatal. […]

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What would happen if bees didn’t pollinate?

Bees are the best insect pollinator there is and are responsible for about $11 – $15 billion worth of hired industrial pollination work a year. They are responsible for pollinating $30 billion worth of crops in a year. This is why the US government developed the Pollinator Protection Research Plan. […]