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Bees

picture of bees collecting pollen

Tiny bodies buzz through the air going about their daily chores with no thoughts for the troubles that plague humans – these are the bees.

The world contains thousands of species of bees.  Most of them are solitary creatures that go through life on their own.

Bumble Bees and Honey Bees are the most well-known social bees in the world.  They are know for their diligent work ethic as they toil to collect nectar and pollen.

Each member of this insect family shares some common characteristics but there are some many differences too.

We enjoy learning more about them and that’s a good thing. The more facts about honey bees and other beneficial pollinators we know, the easier it is to understand their importance.

Do they sleep? Do they hibernate? How do they fly?  We have so many questions and only some answers. After hundreds of years of research, they still have some mysteries in the hive that we have not yet unraveled.

One thing is sure -without our winged insect friends, our lives would be very much different.  Many of the foods we enjoy would be in short supply without the beehives used by modern agriculture.

In recent years, we have come to understand the value of bees and are seeking ways to help them.

In fact, they have become so popular that many people enjoy making fun bee craft projects to use to decorate their home or yard.  These bee crafts even make nice gifts.

And even these simple actions can help promote awareness and the importance of helping save our pollinators.