Bees – Natural History 1

Bees are social insects in the family Apidae, Hymenoptera series. The most important species for humans is Apis millifera, the bee. Bees live in bee colonies or hives. Bees have two pairs of wings and compound eyes. Beekeepers make beehives for bees from straw, vases or wooden boxes. Wild bees make their hives on hollow trees or logs or sometimes under the roofs of houses. Working bees guard the entrance to the hive, keeping the bees from other hives. Bees protect their hive with intruder bites. Bees communicate with each other with pheromones. Pheromones are chemicals in the body that allow bees and other animals to talk to each other with an odor. Bees smell pheromones and other fragrances with their antennas and can see if a bee comes from the same group, a worker, a queen bee or warns of danger. Bees can fight most honey thieves such as skunks, bears and wasps that come to attack the hive. When a bee bites bees, the nozzles on the nozzle stick to the victim and the cracker is pulled out of the bee's body. The bee dies shortly after stinging. The queens, however, can pinch multiple times and pull the ass off the victim's skin. The honeycombs inside the blister are made up of small boxes called cells. The cells are six-sided or hexagons. They are inclined so that the honey does not come out. All cells form the comb together. The comb is made of wax made by bees with wax glands. The candle comes from openings on the underside of the bee's belly. Feed bees thousands of flowers a day to gather nectar and pollen. Nectar and pollen are food for bees. Pollen is sometimes called bee bread. Nectar is a sweet liquid found in flowers. The bee whips and absorbs the nectar with a tube-like tongue and stores it in the honey's stomach. Women's bees work with honey from the nectar in the bee hive. Bees eat this honey in the winter when there is no flower food. It takes more than 5,000 flower visits to make a teaspoon of honey. Bees also collect pollen seeds from each flower they visit. The bee uses its hind legs to cut pollen grains stuck to its belly and then pushes them into the pollen basket on the back leg. When collecting pollen, the bee also pollinates the flowers as it accidentally carries pollen from flower to flower. When a pollen seed is combined with a flower egg blister inside the flower, a seed begins to grow. Bees pollinate many plants – plants that give us food such as oranges, apples and watermelons. Find scientific research and other good things about kids, parents and teachers here: and here Copyright 2013

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