10 Fun Facts About The Hard Working Bees

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Bees may be black, brown, or banded with white, yellow, or orange stripes. As pollinators, they play a very important role in ecosystems worldwide. These are some cool facts about bees around the world.


1
A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV.

2
Bees that were born in the summer rarely live longer than six weeks - they literally work themselves to death.

3
There are three types of bees in the hive - Queen, Worker and Drone.

4
Honeybees never sleep.

5
Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.

6
Honeybees have five eyes, 3 small ones on top of the head and two big ones in front.

7
Bees are the only insect that produces food eaten by man.

8
Honey was found in the tombs in Egypt and it was still edible.

9
Honey has natural preservatives and bacteria can't grow in it.

10
Bees can recognize human faces.