Funny story, so I was walking Marty and Boo this past week a little after dinner and we passed these flower bushes we always pass by toward the end of our long walk and all of the sudden, something flew at my face. I immediately closed my eyes, thinking that whatever it was flew into my eye and felt this little creature on my face. I opened my eyes, threw whatever it was off of my face, and freaked out. Thank goodness my mom was with me and she pulled out the stinger that the little bugger had left right below my left eye. We aren’t even sure it was a bee because I recall the evil little flying creature being black and my mom pulled out a black and green stinger. That was definitely a painful experience and I hope I’m never stung by anything again. Honestly, I’m not even sure I did anything that would’ve appeared threatening to a bee, so why did it sting me in the first place??? My sister and I did some research and think it was a bee of some sort and for that reason, today you all are going to learn some things about bees.
-Bees’ brains defy time. When aging bees do work that is typically reserved for younger bees, their brains stop aging and actually the aging process reverses. HOW DOES THAT WORK?!
-Bees can recognize human faces. They put faces together the same way that we humans do, through configular processing.
-The queen bee is the only bee that lays eggs and can produce up to 1,500 eggs a day!
-Bees have been on earth for over 30 million years! There honey was even found in the tombs of mummies in Egypt and was still good.
-Honey produced by bees comes in many different colors. The different colors are a result of the different nectar gathered from flowers.
-A bee has an oval-shaped brain and its brain is only the size of a sesame seed. This is amazing because bees have the ability learn, remember things, make distance and travel calculations, and be extremely efficient in foraging.
-Each honey bee colony has a different and special odor for members’ identification.
-Honeybees are very clean creatures. If something dirties their hive, they freak out and do whatever they can to immediately clean the hive.
-Bees are responsible for 80% of the pollination that occurs. Even though many people hate bees, we actually need them to have all of the wonderful fruits and vegetables we have!
So whether this information is new or not, now you know a few things about bees. They’re actually pretty amazing creatures!