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Our Yellow Buzzing Friends.
There is no specific reason as to why the honeybees are becoming extinct. Our beautiful little buzzing friends are our forest and flower plantation Heros. Their role is to help with pollination. No Pollination, no flowers, no food, no humankind, no earth.
Our little yellow friends are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea. They are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. They are so famous for what they do that they have habitat on every continent except for Antarctica. As long as they have their flowers-nectar and pollen.
Endanger the' Bee
The main reason for our little yellow friend extinction is their habitat loss and a major role in this cause is humans. We cut down their homes, the trees. Honeybees need large trees and with deforestation, no buzzing, no honey, and NO forest. Interesting fact for why our little friend is just flying and then drop dead of tiredness.
Cell phones, Yes, cell phones. Bees are highly attracted to electromagnetic radiation. The electromagnetic waves damage the ability to return to their colony. It is like their navigation system is destroyed. Flying in circles for a long time to find their colony till they drop dead.
No home - Colony collapse disorder.
This is the phenomenon that occurs when the majority of workers bees in a colony disappear, die, or do not return back to their colony in time, the queen is left behind. Plenty of food and few nurse bees have to care for the remaining immature bees and the Queen. After a while, the whole colony will starve to death.
When most or all of our little yellow friends in their hive suddenly die, it is called bee kill. Pesticide poisoning. Several incidents of acute poisoning of honey bees are occurring and can be avoided. A common element of acute pesticide poisoning of bees is, literally, a pile of dead bees outside the hive entrance.
Haven for The' Buzz
Create a haven for bees and pollinators and give nature a helping hand. Our little yellow friends are in trouble, with around 13 of the UK's bee species now extinct and 35 others under threat of extinction. You can save some of them right in your garden. Small spaces can be great and gardening is about trying things out. Get some bee-friendly plants. Many plants are bee-friendly, from herbs to larger shrubs and trees.
Trees, shrubs, and larger plants will provide height in your borders. They will love you completely for doing it. Make them feel buzzing good. Small trees like hazel and holly help bees at different times of the year. The more friendly it is for them the more they will flower you with love. They will adore you for fruit or vegetables. Bees will love both. Yellow-friendly helpers will help pollinate your vegetables. From apples, pears and plums to even juicy blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries.
Buzzing on some fun facts.
The reason bees are so noisy is that they beat their wings 11,400 times in one minute!
Honey bees communicate through a series of dance moves!
One bee has 5 eyes!
A hive of bees will fly over 55,000 miles to make 11b of honey!
If you mix 50/50 white sugar and water, it will give the bumblebee a once-off energy boost.
Did you know that bees actually have four wings? Each side hooks together form one larger pair when flying and then unhook when they are not flying.
The buff-tailed bumblebee has a brain the size of a poppy seed. Quite unbee-lievable!
They have surprisingly smelly feet!
These little workers produce 2-3 times more honey than they need!
If the Queen bee dies, workers will create a new Queen by selecting a young larva and feeding it a special food called "Royal jelly".
Each little yellow friend has 170 odorant receptors, which means they have one serious sense of smell!
The Queen can live up to 5 years and lay up to 2,500 eggs a day!
Like all insects, a bee's body is divided into three parts: a head with two antennae, a thorax with six legs, and an abdomen. Our yellow buzzers have branched hairs somewhere on their bodies and two pairs of wings. Only the females have stingers. Go girl power. Though all female bees can sting, they only do so when threatened. Honey bees, with hives filled with honey and larvae that need protecting, are generally more aggressive and likely to sting when disturbed than solitary native bees. There are over 20,000 bee species worldwide. Wild bees species live on every continent. In North America, there are approximately 4,000 native bee species occupying ecosystems from forests to deserts to grasslands.
Some yellow-friendly buzzers do not even build a nest at all. These "cuckoo bees' will lay their eggs in nests built by other species. Cuckoo bees will sometimes kill the host species' larvae to ensure their own eggs will have enough food to grow to adulthood.