Bees

How Many Wings Do Bees Have?

Bees are flying insects from the Hymenoptera order. Therefore, their wings are similar to other insects from the same order such as wasps and ants. Hymenopterans are known for having 2 pairs of wings, and bees are no exception! Honey bees have 2 sets of 2 wings attached to either side of their thorax. Each …

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Where Do Bees Live?

Honey bees live in beehives or nests depending on whether they are wild (or feral) or domesticated. Bees used for beekeeping usually live in beehives. By comparison, feral honey bees settle in places like hollow trees and rock crevices that provide cover from predators and weather elements. Do Bees Live In Hive Or Nests? Both. …

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Do Bees Sting For No Reason?

If you’ve been stung by a honey bee before, you’ve probably wondered why it happened. Did you get stung for a particular purpose, or was it an unprovoked attack? The truth is there was definitely a reason, even if you didn’t realize it at the time. Bees don’t sting people for no reason. They only …

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Do Bees Have A Leader?

Most people know the queen is the most important honey bee inside the hive. She’s responsible for laying eggs and ensuring the population of the colony continues to grow. But is the queen bee the ruler of the hive? Do honey bees have a leader at all? No – honey bees don’t have a leader. …

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Can Bees Sting Other Bees?

Everyone knows bees sting. It’s their primary method of defense against large animals. But what about smaller things, like insects? Do bees sting other bees? And if so, when? Yes, bees sting other bees. They do so for the same reason they sting larger animals – to defend their hive. Sometimes bees from other colonies …

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How High Can Bees Fly?

Bees are fantastic flyers. They travel long distances to search for nectar and pollen, collect food and carry it back to the hive. Then, the next day, they do it all again. But how high off the ground can they fly? Is there an altitude at which their wings will stop working, and they’ll drop …

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Do Bees Have Teeth?

Bees don’t have teeth like humans and other animals. Instead, they have a body part that helps them bite and crush called mandibles. The mandibles are the attachments on the bee’s head located at both sides of the mouth. They extend from the head surrounded by a membrane and are firmly supported by articulations. Although …

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