OCT 18, 2017 7:37 AM PDT

What's The Buzz About Bees?

WRITTEN BY: Liat Ben-Senior

While we all indulge on nature's sweetener, it’s easy to forget that the importance of bees' work is much greater than just honey. Bees are incredible social hardworking insects. From drones, working bees to the queen bee, everyone has a role. They are responsible for 80% of pollination worldwide. It is said that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat, that's pretty impressive, isn't it? 
Unfortunately, these incredible insects are disappearing fast. Pesticides and climate change are some of the causes of Colony Collapse Disorder. Read more about what you could do to help (here).

Here are 20 more fascinating facts you didn't know about these incredible creatures.

 


 

About the Author
  • Content and marketing professional specializing in the biotech and life sciences industry. My scientific background includes immunology and molecular biology research, both in academia as well as in industry. A constant learner, who is fascinated by the forefront of science. Very excited to join Labroots’ team of writers.
You May Also Like
NOV 21, 2021
Genetics & Genomics
Crucial Developmental Genes Found to Still be Active in Adulthood
NOV 21, 2021
Crucial Developmental Genes Found to Still be Active in Adulthood
Hox genes play a critical role in mapping the development of multicellular organisms. This group of genes is also expres ...
NOV 29, 2021
Health & Medicine
HEX and Human Aggression: Sniffing Chemicals Emitted from Babies' Heads Leads to Different Responses in Men and Women
NOV 29, 2021
HEX and Human Aggression: Sniffing Chemicals Emitted from Babies' Heads Leads to Different Responses in Men and Women
A new study published in Science Advances proposes hexadecenal as the first pheromone scientifically linked to aggr ...
DEC 03, 2021
Health & Medicine
A Reduced-Meat Diet is Good for Your Body and the Environment, New Study Says
DEC 03, 2021
A Reduced-Meat Diet is Good for Your Body and the Environment, New Study Says
Western diets are known to cause environmental and health detriments. There are many studies on the effects of various f ...
DEC 05, 2021
Microbiology
Researchers Find a Lyme Disease Diagnostic & Treatment Target
DEC 05, 2021
Researchers Find a Lyme Disease Diagnostic & Treatment Target
Ticks that carry Lyme disease can be found in more and more places. If a tick is infected with the bacterium that causes ...
JAN 06, 2022
Earth & The Environment
Eating Less Meat Just Got Much Easier!
JAN 06, 2022
Eating Less Meat Just Got Much Easier!
We already know that eating less meat and animal products is better for the environment and our health, and it’s a ...
JAN 11, 2022
Cannabis Sciences
Cannabis Varieties Used in Research Vary Significantly from Consumer Varieties
JAN 11, 2022
Cannabis Varieties Used in Research Vary Significantly from Consumer Varieties
Until just days ago, the University of Mississippi (UM) monopolized the cannabis research industry. Through a contract e ...
Loading Comments...