How much do you know about our pollinator friends?
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How many different species of bees are there?
There are 25,000 individual recorded species, but there are probably more species to be discovered.
How much honey can a single honey bee make in its lifetime?
At 1/12th of a teaspoon, it takes 1,152 bees to make a pound of honey.
What do bees collect from flowers?
Bees and flowering plants have a mutualistic relationship where both species benefit. Flowers provide bees with nectar and pollen, which worker bees collect to feed their entire colonies. Bees provide flowers with the means to reproduce, by spreading pollen from flower to flower in a process called pollination. Without pollination, plants cannot create seeds.
How many pairs of wings does a bee have?
Bees have 2 pairs of wings for a total of 4 wings.
What color can bees NOT see?
Bees can distinguish among green, blue and ultraviolet light, but they can't distinguish red from black.
Which common insect eats bees?
Dragonflies eat honey bees as well as other insects.
How many eyes does a bee have?
Bees have 5 eyes, 3 are simple and 2 are complex.
How many honey bees can you find in a hive?
A single honey bee colony could consist of anywhere from 10,000 to well over 60,000 bees.
Who are the members of the honey bee colony?
In addition to thousands of worker adults, a colony normally has a single queen and several hundred drones during late spring and summer.
Which of these foods are pollinated by bees?
Bees pollinate numerous crops. Blueberries require the greatest number of honey bee hives per acre.