Pollination is the process of moving pollen from the anthers of one flower to the stigma of another flower (not necessarily of the same type). So when a forager bee gathers nectar, her body becomes dusted with pollen as she moves from flower to flower and cross-pollination takes place!
Bees are expert pollinators because of their furry bodies and small size that enables them to pollinate flowers of many different shapes and sizes.
This process helps flowers reproduce and make seeds that grow into new plants and fruits, which go on to become the delicious foods we nourish ourselves with.
🐝All worker bees are female
🐝 A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime.
🐝 To produce a kilogram of honey, bees fly the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.
🐝 The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavour.
🐝 Male bees (drones) have bigger eyes to help them find the Queen Bee. Have I heard this somewhere before?
🐝 Bees mate high in the sky. Afterwards the male bee loses his reproductive organs and dies.
🐝 A Queen Bee can produce 2,000 eggs a day. Fertilised eggs become females and unfertilised eggs become males, with the help of pheromones.
🐝 To get more bees in your garden grow more colour.
🐝 Bees love blue and love cluster plants like lavender and rosemary.
🐝 Bees don't want to sting you because they die.
🐝 There are over 20,000 different species of bees, found on every continent except Antarctica.
🐝 Honey has been shown to have many health benefits both when eaten and when applied to the skin. The darker the honey the better.
🐝 The bee is the only social insect to be partially domesticated by humans.
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