5 MIND-BUZZING FACTS ABOUT BEES

 

Bees have more to offer than just providing sweet honey. Most people aren’t aware that they are one of the essential creatures on earth. These buzzy little beings do the work to get us one of every three bites of food we consume. 

It also proves the importance of educating more people on the vital role that bees play in humanity with these five buzz-worthy facts about the bees

1. They Make Environment Beautiful

Apart from the pollination process that bees contribute to crops, they’re also responsible for pollinating every organism that sits well with spring. And it isn’t an ordinary function; they could even produce honey from flowering trees for up to 20 million years. Astonishing, isn’t it?

2. Bees Have an Extraordinary Vision

Bees have five eyes, an embellish feature which they use to have eyesight that’s a notch higher than humans. They anticipate movement at an amount that’s six times that of us, meaning that they can watch a movie at one frame at a time, while we humans can manage to run together all the frames at once. They also possess the ability to see ultraviolet light, which humans couldn’t.

3. They’re Also Fond of Caffeine

While science would indicate that caffeine is a chemical plant that contains harmful effects on insects, bees are spared from the notion. Bees are attracted to caffeine, which also proves helpful to the plant with pollination as they quickly find flowers to pollinate.

4. They’re Above Words

Bees have the ability to communicate via dance and pheromones. By performing the so-called ‘waggle dance,’ bees can communicate on the distance and direction heading into the field of flowers that yield nectar and pollen to new nest-site areas or water sources.

5. We Need to Save Them 

On a sad note, it is quite alarming that over one-third of all honey bees across the United States have died in recent years.

While scientists couldn’t conclude the actual cause of this phenomenon, a handful of individual scientists puts a pointing finger on neonicotinoids (neonics), a form of pesticide known lethal to bees, and the fact that disease and malnutrition also contribute to the decrease in the bee population.

The U.S. EPA is on a continuous process to authorize the use of the mentioned pesticides. However, all signs point to its supposed disapproval following the research-backed claims that prove its adverse effects on our buzzy friends.