Category: bee facts

Bee Beards

Who knew there was such a thing as a bee beard! Some honey vendors round about 1830s started sporting “bee beards” to draw attention to their honey and bee products. Honey beards are made by holding a caged queen bee…

Life of Bees

Queen Bee – lives up to 5 years – has a productive life of about 2 to 3 years – can lay up to 2,000 eggs per day and produces 1 million offspring in her life time. Her only role…

bee brain size

A bee brain is about the size of a sesame seed and are  capable of some surprisingly high levels of communication, memory and navigation. Bees learn and memorise navigation routes in complex landscapes requiring the ability to detect, distinguish and…