Honey Bee On California Bluebell Wildflower
Photograph - Photography - Macrophotography
Closeup of Honey bee feeding on a tiny flower of a native California Bluebell wildflower. Pods of pollen are on the bee's feet.
A honey bee, in contrast with the stingless honey bee, is any bee member of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax. This Worker Bee is usually the only bee that most people ever see. These bees are females that are not sexually developed. Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, circulate air by beating their wings, and perform many other societal functions.
*There are three types of bees in the hive ï¿½ Queen, Worker and Drone.
*The queen may lay 600-800 or even 1,500 eggs each day during her 3 or 4 year lifetime. -*This daily egg production may equal her own weight. She is constantly fed and groomed by attendant worker bees.
*Honey bees fly at 15 miles per hour.
*Honey bees' wings stroke 11,400 times per minute, thus making their distinctive buzz.
*Honeybees are the only insect that produce food for humans.
*Honeybees will usually travel approximately 3 miles from their hive.
*Honeybees are the only bees that die after they sting.
*Honeybees are responsible for pollinating approx 80% of all fruit, vegetable and seed crops in the U.S.
*Honeybees have five eyes, 3 small ones on top of the head and two big ones in front. They also have hair on their eyes!
*Bees communicate with each other by dancing and by using pheromones (scents).
*Honeybees never sleep!
Phacelia campanularia is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae, known by the common names desertbells, desert bluebells, California-bluebell, desert scorpionweed, and desert Canturbury bells. Its true native range is within the borders of California, in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts, but it is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant and it can be found growing elsewhere as an introduced species.
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March 16th, 2016
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