Friday, May 6, 2016

5 Fun Facts about Bees

We have some free help here at our farm for the summer - Bees.  You can read about it here:  http://dickybirdsnest.blogspot.com/2016/05/free-workers-arrived-bees.html

I thought it would be appropriate to share some facts about bees for my 5 fun facts Friday.

1.  Did you know that bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man.  

2.  The average worker bee produces 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey during their lifetime.  

3.  A honey bee visits 50 - 100 flowers during one collection trip.

4.  Only worker bees sting and only if they feel threatened.  Once they sting, they will die.  

5.  Honey bees communicate to each other by dancing.  Here is a you tube video about the dance:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7ijI-g4jHg

The bees seem content here, however we really don't have too much blooming yet.  While checking on the hive I did see several bees come back with their back legs full of yellow pollen.  



Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Linked to:  http://lovemademyhome.blogspot.com/2016/05/five-on-friday.html

http://monroega.blogspot.com/2016/05/willy-nilly-friday-5-no-82.html


10 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

they really are hard workers! i need to do more bee planting! thank you for linking and have a great weekend!

riitta k said...

My parents had bees which produced a lot of honey. I myself did not go near them :)

mamasmercantile said...

I certainly learnt a couple of things, fascinating.

Snap said...

Wonderful post and I'll add a little trivia ... don't pick the dandelions -- great for the bees! Have a great week.

Sharon Koole said...

Like the bee post! I actually saw some in my garden this week and ended up taking a photo of one for my 366 photo challenge.

Have a great week

Amy at love made my home said...

Fascinating to read more about bees! They are incredible animals aren't they! Thank you for joining Five On Friday this week, hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Marie C said...

So glad you have bees! That's pretty cool. Number 2 surprised me...how much work all worker bees have to do to fill one large jar for us!!!

Mac n' Janet said...

We do our best to provide a garden that honey bees will like, worry about them.

Tom said...

without bees the pantry will be bare

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

thanks for all of this info on bees. Knowing how little each bee makes will make me appreciate honey more from this day forward.