|Bumble Bee Bunting by SewSweetViolet - how cute!|
|Awwww! I want some bumble bee booties by funkyshapes|
|And these bee magnets by themosaicgarden are super sweet too!|
What little snippets can I find for you this week?
- Honey bees have been around for nearly 30 million years.
- No other insects produce food that man eats.
- A honey bee visits between 50 and 100 flowers in a single trip to collect nectar.
- In its lifetime the average honey bee only makes about a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
- Baby bees don't know how to make honey - they get taught how to do it by experienced honey makers.
- A bees wings beat about 11,400 times a minute, they travel at 15 miles an hour and can fly up to 6 miles at a time.
- A queen bee lays her own weight in eggs a day and can lay about 200,000 eggs a year. Despite that, honey bees are endangered due to man's interference with their habitats.
- Male honey bees are called drones and all they do is mate with the queen - they have no stingers and do no work.
- Which means, yes, all the worker bees are actually female, albeit sexually undeveloped females.
- The Dance of the Bumble Bee by Rimsky-Korsakov has to be this week's YouTube video. At the school I used to work at, our 'Flying Club' used to do a gymnastics routine to this music. It was pretty impressive.