10 Facts you didn't know about Bees

Updated: Sep 6

Learn 10 Fun facts about bees!

1. All worker bees are Female.

Their roles are to forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean and circulate air by beating their wings. Workers are the only bees most people ever see flying around outside the hive.

2. Bees communicate through a series of dances.

When they find the perfect nectar for the day, bees fly back to their hives and share the information with their fellow bees by dancing the 'Waggle Dance' or 'honey bee dance'. This dance indicates the position of the flower from their hive and the sun.

3. Bees have 5 eyes!

3 simple eyes on top of its head, and 2 compound eyes, with numerous hexagonal facets.

4. Bee worker lives just 5 - 6 weeks.

During this time, she’ll produce around a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.

5. One female bees can sting. Male bees (Drone) don't have stingers.

6. Bees fly around 25km per hour.

and beat their wings 200 times per second!

7. Queen Bee lays up to 2,500 eggs per day.

and she can live up to 5 years!

8. Male honey Bees (Drones) die right after mating.

9. Bees do not sleep.

10. Bees cannot see the color red.


Recent Posts

See All
Back to site