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Amazing Honey Bee Facts
Anyhow, I have found a website called Bumblebee.org where I found some interesting information that I never knew before. I want to share it with you in case you ever get called to play Jeopardy or Pictionary.
Are you ready?
Well, here we go:
Bumblebees are large, hairy social insects with a lazy buzz and clumsy, bumbling flight.
Bumblebees are important pollinators of both crops and wildflowers.
Bumblebees make honey, but only a small amount - just enough to feed their young.
Bumblebees are in danger in many developed countries due to habitat destruction and collateral pesticide damage.
Bumblebees form colonies, usually much less extensive than those of honey bees. They live in nests that often hold fewer than 50 individuals. Bumblebee nests may be found within tunnels in the ground made by other animals, or in Tussock grass.
Human engineers with big brains said it was impossible for Bumblebees to fly. But Bumblebees with small brains didn't know this so continued to fly on in blissful ignorance... sometimes I wish I were a Bumblebee!
The apocryphal story about bees not being able to fly arose because the roughness and flexibility of their wings was neglected in a quick calculation. The wings of a bumblebee bend to create vortices that provide lift on both the upward and downward strokes, and a full analysis of the bee's flight involves many factors*click here to read more!
Hope you enjoyed your little lesson of Bumblebee 101