This week we're a-buzz about bees here at Boredwalk HQ! We even have some new bee-themed tee designs, but we'll get to those later — for now, check out these cool facts about our pollinating pals, as well as our informative Q&A about bees below!
Photo courtesy Jenna Lee
• When we think of bees, we usually think of the European Honey Bee, but there are actually close to 20,000 bee species. Bees live on every continent but Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants. Bees are all over the place!
• Bees, wasps, and hornets kill more people in a year than sharks, alligators, and bears combined. Now THAT is an apex pollinator!
Photo courtesy Edgar Chaparro
• Worker bees live for 4-9 months in the winter, but only 6 weeks in the summer.
• During the summer, queen bees can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day. If that hive's a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!
• Researchers in Croatia trained honey bees to sniff out landmines. The bees were probably good at this because they can detect odors up to nearly three miles away.
• Bees can carry almost half their weight in pollen.
Swole AF, bro.
• Australian bees mummify any beetle that breaks into their hive. Because of course the most bad-ass bee is from Australia.
Now on to the Q&A portion of this week's blog post:
Q: What do you call a clumsy bee?
A: A fumble bee.
Q: Why did the bee join the dating site?
A: She wanted to find a hub-bee.
Q: Why couldn't the bee drive herself home from the bar?
A: She was too buzzed.
Q: What is a bee's favorite sport?
Q: What's a bee's favorite reality show?
A: The Real House-hives Of Orange Blossom County.
To learn more about honey bees and how to help ensure their survival — as well as our own! — please visit https://thehoneybeeconservancy.org/
And if you're in the mood to add a little sweetness to your wardrobe, check out these bee-utiful designs!
That's it for this week! Until next time, peace, love, and tacos,