Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Don't Step on a Bee Day!

No, I'm not making this up.  This is for real so open the good wine and celebrate!  Or choose your own way to celebrate Don't Step on a Bee Day.  No one's judging you.
Don’t Step On A Bee Day is an important reminder that the fate of the common bee lies in the balance – with bee numbers in some countries having halved in the last decade with no apparent cause, it’s vital that we take care to maintain bee populations, pollination and honey production.  That's huge deal stuff right there!  You don't have to be a fan of bees to want to save them.  Heck, you can be allergic to bees in which case:  SERIOUSLY DON'T STEP ON THEM!

Fun Facts About Bees!

  • Honeybees have hair on their eyes to help keep their eyeballs clean. The hair catches dirt and pollen.
  • A single bee can collect enough nectar to make 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey.
  • Bees make honey to feed their young and so they have something to eat during the winter.
  • Bees see all colors except the color red.
  • Unlike honeybees and killer bees, bumblebees and carpenter bees can sting more than once because their stingers are smooth and do not get caught in the skin when they fly away.
  • Carpenter bees can drill into almost any wood, but prefer bare wood, so painting and staining wood can sometimes deter them.
  • Even though they are called "Killer" bees, their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees. Their attacks are more harmful because they tend to attack in greater numbers, increasing your chance of having a severe allergic reaction to the venom released when they sting you. 
These facts and more can be found at PestWorld for Kids.


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