Today is World Honey Bee Day!
To celebrate, here is a DIY solution to help a distressed bee get back to business. We’ve also got ten fun facts you might not have known about bees!
You can often see bees not moving for a really long time. Wrong misconception may lead to the assumption that they are dead, but they aren’t! These bees will have flown miles and miles and have miscalculated their journey back to the hive. They are exhausted and in need of some sustenance. What can I do? You can mix a special drink for them!
- Mix 1 tablespoon of water with 1 tablespoon of sugar until they are dissolved.
- Either place into a shallow plate or simply place on a spoon on a garden table or near where you have spotted the bee.
10 Fun Facts about Bees:
- The reason bees are so noisy is because they beat their wings 11,400 times in one minute!
- Only female bees can sting. Male bees don’t have stingers.
- Honey bees communicate through a series of dance moves.
- A hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to make 1lb of honey and can create 100lbs of honey in a year.
- Bees can sense the hormone a human gives off when they’re scared. If they feel their hive is threatened they’ll attack.
- The Honey Bee is the only insect that makes food man can eat.
- Each Honey Bee from the same hive has their own specific color identification.
- The Ancient Egyptian King Pepy II came up with a clever insect repellent. He would cover a slave completely with honey so they would be attracted to the honey and not him.
- Eating honey makes you smarter! It has an antioxidant that improves brain functions.
- 1 bee has 5 eyes! Check them out in the photo above.
Grace Selous Bull is an arts education author and freelance blogger. Her book, ‘Potty About Pots: arts and crafts for home and school’ is aimed at children from 5-12 years old and takes them through a journey of ceramics through time. Her blog, The Rainbow Tree, explores all aspects of arts and crafts, and is aimed at children of all ages. She is a full time Mummy of two girls, both of whom love being creative, and is married to her husband, Andrew, who does not. Follow her on twitter.
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