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World Bee Day 20 May 🐝

Hi guys,

 

I hope your Monday is going well. Smiley Happy

A bee sitting on a plant

 

Today is World Bee Day, which the United Nations has designated to raise awareness of the importance of bees, the threats they face and their importance to sustainable development. Bees contribute to food security and nutrition, as well as the environment in general, helping to maintain biodiversity. They are increasingly under threat from human activities.

 

Our resident bee expert @TallTrees probably will know more, but here's a few basic but interesting bee facts I learned by searching information online!

 

  • They communicate with different chemicals and odours, but honeybees also communicate by dancing
  • Bees do not sleep but they remain still to preserve energy for the next day
  • A strong colony of bees flies the equivalent distance from Earth to the Moon every day
  • Bees use the position of the sun to navigate around
  • They have 6 legs; the rear pair has thick hairs to store pollen, and the front pair has slots to clean the bee's antenna. They have 4 wings and 5 eyes.

 

You can read more about World Bee Day here

 

More info

 

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@jonsie wrote:

I've so been looking forward to this day.....


Buzzzzzing with excitement @jonsie ? 

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Re: World Bee Day 20 May 🐝

Hi @Marjo 

 

That is a great day for sure.  Of course we have been celebrating with Nectar all day yum

 

The girls are buzy.

 

Thank you for posting World Bee Day ~ the bees I help to breed are one of the best pollinators for all the Orchards.  

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@TallTrees wrote:

 

Love your bees  heart


Bee-lieve in them? yahoo

 

You may not have seen this interesting item:

 

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@Marjo wrote:

@jonsie wrote:

I've so been looking forward to this day.....


Buzzzzzing with excitement @jonsie ? 


That would be a no @Marjo , the day has thankfully totally passed me by. There are some really ridiculous days and to me, this is one of them. Sorry for you bee lovers....but I even hate sickly honey!

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Thanks @pgn for posting Flybe really brilliant.🤩🤩


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Did you see the "we fooled you" and blooper reel? They had fun... LOL

 

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More than Brilliant @pgn 

but of course they do transport bees all over the US 

not only the honey bee but the bee I breed because

they are very easy to transport once they are in the

cocoon stage.

 

Thought it was too good to be true ~ but "one" never knows these days and I suspect that this could be more truth than fiction before too long.

 

Well done! Happy Buzzing slight smile