As a child, you may have wondered about these small flying insects, i.e., honey bee and left with many unanswered questions. I will try to bring an answer to all your curiosities.
Honeybees are flying social insects that live in colonies, and 25,000 species live around the world. You can find their hives in forests, on trees, on hills, sometimes even on buildings.
Their territory includes a single queen, a few hundred drones, and thousands of workers. All types of bees live to collect nectar and pollen. The nectar changes into honey which we extract from the hives for our consumption. They were producing honey more than 100 millions of years ago.
During the winter season, honey bees are dependent on honey as their food source because, in winter, most of the flower doesn’t bloom. The bees pollinate flowers to blossom and therefore play a weighty part in food production.
In the most significant degree, plants are dependent on such types of bees for reproduction. It is also for this reason that commercial pollination has begun to take shape in the more massive agricultural industry.
Why Honey bee Have A Unique Way?
From all the species, the Honeybee is the most practically valuable as it can focus on limited plants at a time. It does not pollinate it targets restricted plant species in every round. A single honeybee can fertilize thousands of flowers daily. Honey bees are well known for their communication through many different chemicals and odors.
This way of communication is common in most insects but also by using specific behaviors that convey information about the type of supplies in the environment, wherever these resources are accessible.
How Do Honeybee Mate?
Generally, honeybees have a similar approach to mating whether living alone or in groups. A queen during winter lay eggs and forms a colony within each hexagonal cells of a honeycomb. The only job of the drone is to mate with the queen during their seasonal mounting. The drones die after finishing their breeding job.
Mating of honeybees takes place at a predetermined mating zone. In bees, including other species, the males die in a short duration once mating is done.
They get injured in the process this process of realizing eggs in a female’s body due to their desperation. Females can get sperms from several males due to the ability of males to mate with multiple partners. Male honey bees can mate six to ten times in action. Once the female bees mates, she lays eggs at her shelter, then those eggs hatch into larvae, and they hatch into cocoons later that cocoons emerge as an adult.
Benefits Of Honey Bees To The Society
Honeybees have their importance and benefits for the community. Honey provides many health benefits. Honey is the only substance that has all the characteristics to sustain life! Bees play a vital role in nature and help in human consumption.
There is a need for conserving the habitat of honeybees because they contribute to a great extent in the growth of flowers. We should understand the importance of their contribution to sustaining lives. We should focus on conserving this unique species.