The Social Insects
Honey bees are known for the pollination and mainly for their honey production. In Latin, word ASPIN is used for them. They have a strong kinship with wasps and ants. Honey bees are convivial. They are found everywhere on the Earth except Antarctica. Honey Bee (The Social Insects) live in hives containing a single queen bee who is the ‘mother of all bees’, Hundreds of seasonal male drone bees and thousands of female workers who built their home together.
There hundreds of myths about honey bees. You may have heard of bee stings. It can produce discomfort and severe allergic reactions. But still, many mysteries are needed to be resolved. Let’s go through 10 of them..!!
1 Why do bees follow you?
Sweetness is darling to honey bees because nectar is sweet. Bees are attracted by the scent of perfumes and lotions if they have sweetened likeness. Sometimes, honey bees are attracted by human sweat since ”sweat is sweet” to them.
2 Are honey bees dangerous?
European bees attack anyone who get close to their hives. They can be dangerous because they contain venom within their stings. It may activate a vicious anaphylactic condition that is probably deadly. These attacks require immediate medications otherwise they may cause severe itchy rash, throat swelling, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, and temporary blindness.
3 Are bees intelligent?
Bees are amazingly sharp and keen .Although they have tiny brains, they can learn from their surroundings to earn a benefit .Bees can teach and contact other bees too. According to a study published on Thursday in science:
“I think the most important result in our case was that bumblebees can not just copy others, but they can improve upon what they are learning, This is, of course, amazing for small-brained insects — even for us, it’s difficult to improve on something when we are copying others,” said Ollie Loukola.
4 Why are honey bees aggressive?
Honey bees have a pugnacious nature that depends upon various aspects :
Reproduction follows a regular and specific life cycle. Almost 60,000 female workers are present in a colony. If the number of bees starts growing rapidly, bees become aggressive. They suffer a lack of food and shelter. (yes, there are rooms in a hive usually, called a comb.)
When a queen dies or completes her term, the fellow bees are saddened. They immediately try to make a new queen within three days. For this, they feed a ‘royal jelly’ to the larva. This is a specific food that makes the queen more powerful and fertile than other bees. This process has to be conducted in a short time. That’s why bees show aggressive behavior during queenlessness.
3 Weather conditions:
Sometimes, the weather gets hotter and humid which affects the psyche of bees. Hence, the bees become terrified.