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Bee curious: 8 interesting facts about bees 🐝

The bee symbolizes community, brightness and personal power. The ancient Druids saw the bee as symbolising the sun, the Goddess, celebration, and community. Follow the bee to discover your next destination.

Below are some interesting facts about bees and honey.

  • To produce one kilogram of honey, bees travel the equivalent of three times around the world in air miles.

  • All worker bees are female.

  • The males, also called drones, have larger eyes to help them find the queen.

  • The bees mate high in the sky. Eventually, the male loses his reproductive organs and dies.

  • A queen can produce up to 2,000 eggs per day. The fertilized eggs then become females and the unfertilized eggs become males, thanks to pheromones which are chemical substances comparable to hormones and which once secreted act as messages between individuals, thus influencing the behavior of the bee.

  • Bees like blue and are particularly fond of clustered plants such as lavender and rosemary.

  • There are over 20,000 different species of bees in the world, found on every continent except Antarctica.

  • Honey has been shown to have many health benefits, whether ingested or applied to the skin. This sweet substance, the fruit of the bees' labor, is known to be antibacterial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic. Its therapeutic virtues are appreciated all over the world and the darker it is, the better the honey is.

“Curiosity is the engine of achievement.”

-Ken Robinson

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