Sorry its been a while since the last fact, in the mean time The Haven has its Course completes, licence to carry (bees that is) and hive itself. Now its time ot paint the hive and on that note, BEE Fact number 4!!
Did you know that bees recognize shapes?? During navigation to and from their hive bees recognize the landscape itself and also specific shapes. If you have four hives next to each other and need to help the bees recognize the specific hive they belong to, painting them differently can actually help them out!! (although facing the entrances different directions helps too!)
Looking forward to posting pictures of the bees soon so stay tuned!
Did you know..
Honey bees and bumble bees make up less than 1% of all bee species.
~Bees In Your Backyard~Joseph S. Wilson & Olivia Messinger Carril
Did you know... that bees have 3 EXTRA eyes on top of their heads!
These extra eyes are used to gather information that helps them with orientation and triangulation, helping them in their journey to and from their nests.
hope you enjoyed this little bit of learning!
Welcome to the first entry in what is hopefully a fun way to learn and become more educated about our incredible and fascinating little friends.
So, with no further ado, bee fact of the day!:
Did you know, that out of the currently recognized 20,000 species of bees worldwide (estimated that there are up to 30,000 with the undiscovered ones), that 70% OF BEES LIVE UNDER GROUND!!
In North America, the two hive bees are Honey Bees and Bumble bees, and even these bees don't hive in dangling nests like in cartoons, but prefer to build in crevices and hollows (this keeps them protected from the elements and unexpected visitors).
I hope that you have found this little tid-bit interesting! Keep checking for new and fun facts!