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.
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