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Everything You Need to Know About Honey Bees

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Honey bee swarm

Did you know that ancient Egyptians were believed to have been the first people to capture and domesticate honey bees over 4,500 years ago? Bees have been an integral part of human life since ancient times. From their role as pollinators to their delicious honey, bees are fascinating creatures. Here’s everything you need to know about honey bees.

 

Honey bees are social insects that live in colonies made up of a single queen, thousands of drones, and up to 100,000 female workers. All these bees work together tirelessly to build the hive and collect pollen and nectar from flowers. The skilled workers of the colony will then process this food into honey for storage or to feed the larvae within the hive.

 

Bees navigate through scent and sight; they use different methods such as using landmarks like trees or buildings to navigate in addition to the sun’s position in relation to the earth’s magnetic field. Honeybee colonies communicate with each other through dances and pheromones which contain information regarding food sources and other important information related to maintaining their colony structure.

 

In addition to these fascinating facts, honey bees also play a vital role in our ecosystem by pollinating flowers so they can reproduce and produce fruits as well as vegetables we consume on a daily basis! It is estimated that one third of all food production relies on bee pollination, making them essential for humans worldwide!

 

So now you know just about everything you need to know about honeybees! Their social behavior, communication methods, navigation skills, and importance for our ecosystem makes them truly amazing creatures – so be sure to thank a bee next time you enjoy some fruit or sweet treat from their hard work!

 

While honey bees are essential for our health and happiness, honey bees can become a nuisance if they leave their hive in search of a new place to live.  Swarming bees, while a natural part of bee life, can be scary if they are swarming around your home.  Bees in a swarm can become defensive and sting in mass numbers if disturbed.   If you find a bee swarm or have bees move in where they don’t belong, call the Bricker Pest Control bee extermination experts at 979-244-5811.

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