A bee’s brain weighs less than four hundred-thousandths of an ounce.
The bee has 12,000 eyes.
Bees are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Eggs laid by a queen bee in one day outweigh her. By the way, she can control whether her offspring is male or female.
It would take about 500 bee stings to kill the average person. But don’t depend on that. Lots of people are much more vulnerable than that suggests.
Bees do not fly in a beeline. When they’re out looking for pollen, they zigzag to follow the scent. As the scent starts to fade, the bee changes its direction, again and again. That’s no beeline.
Bees won’t fly when the wind blows more than 15 mph.
The honeybee is totally deaf.
It takes twelve honeybees working together their entire lifetimes to make about a teaspoonful of honey.
The same sort of honeybee that dies when it stings a human does not die when it stings another honeybee.
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
The last of the dodos was seen in 1681. The only traces of this legendary bird are in old prints.