Imagine a world without honey bees! imagine the world without tasty bananas, delicious mangoes or juicy grapes.
Honey bees pollinate most of the foods we eat, including many of the ingredients we use to make our ice creams, frozen yogurts and chocolate bars.
Unfortunately, honey bee population coming down at an alarming rate.
Here are 8 facts you might not know about honey bees:
Honey bees pollinate an estimated one-third of all the food crops we consume.
A honey bee colony can contain 60,000 bees at its peak.
A single honey bee worker produces about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
The queen honey bee lays up to 1,500 eggs per day, and may lay up to 1 million in her lifetime.
The honey bee uses waggle dance, the most complex symbolic language of any animal on earth, outside of the primate family.
Honey bees maintain a constant temperature of about 93°f within the hive year – round.
Honey bees produce bees-wax from the special glands in their abdomens.