Sweet with a Sting

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Bees are Very Important! So Lets Make Sure They Stick Around

Honey bees are a necessary park of our ecosystem. They not only give us delicious and sweet honey to eat but they pollinate our food. Without the bees transferring pollin to various locations we wouldn't have the huge amount of food we have now. Although bees have the possibility of stinging people and animals we have to remember that they are only doing it for defense. We are much bigger than them and they feel the need to attack when we try to swat them away or worst.

Here is a list of some facts about these little creatures:

  • When a bee changes its job in the hive its brain chemistry changes.
  • They can recognize a human face.
  • Caffeine makes bees work better.
  • They have been around for millions of years.
  • Honey is the only food that has all the substances necessary to sustain life.
  • Honey bees have 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses and 3 simple eyes on the top of the head.
  • The bee's wings flutter around 200 beats per second.