Dutch authorities created over 300 little "parks" for bees on top of bus stop shelters in Utrecht; roofs are planted with low-maintenance sedum providing a safe habitat for bees. Over 50% of Netherlands' 358 bee species are endangered. Human commuters get with bamboo benches and LED lighting. thisiscolossal.com/2019/0…
When a bee visits a flower it transfers charge; this affects the electric field in the vicinity of the flower. A second bee can sense this and determine from a distance if the flower was recently visited. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The 44th Vice President of the United States Dan Quayle misspelled the word potato at an elementary school spelling bee competition capitalcentury.com/1992.h…
In the film Candyman, Tony Todd negotiated a fee of $1000 for each time he was stung during the bee scene. He walked away with $23000. theguardian.com/film/2019…
A man was cooked alive in a 270Β° pressure cooker oven along with 12,000 pounds of tuna. In CA’s largest workplace safety violation settlement ever ($6M), Bumble Bee Tuna agreed to pay $1.5M to the deceased’s family, $1.5M to state government and courts, and $3M to purchase new automated ovens. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
In 2012 an employee at a Bumble Bee Tuna factory was killed when he was cooked in an oven with 12,000lbs of tuna. nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…
In 2014, scientist Michael J. Smith published a study on where it’s most and least painful to get stung by a bee. Most painful: nostril, lip, and penis shaft. Least painful: skull, middle toe tip, and arm. He won an IgNobel Prize. peerj.com/articles/338/
Today I learned about the Texas Redhead Centipede. The centipede can reach a length of 10 inches in the Wild and has 21 to 23 pair of legs. Each leg has stinging capability and delivers a toxic injection similar to a bee sting. earthtouchnews.com/in-the…
Bees will not build in a gap that is very specifically 6-9 mm in width (but they WILL build in larger or smaller spaces). This discovery, called "bee space", made modern beehives with removeable "frames" for honeycomb possible; otherwise, the bees would just cement everything together. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
When a bee hive becomes too full, bees will form a "Senate" comprised of older, more experienced bees to seek a new location. When a bee finds a good spot, it begins dancing to motion other bees toward it. Then, they vote on it by dancing as a collective until a consensus is reached. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Englishman Dan Harris wanted to help bees struggling in urban areas such as on pavement with no flowers. So he crowdfunded "bee saviour" credit card sized feeders with 3 notches of beekeepers’ formula under a peel-off foil backing to sell for Β£4 via his not-for-profit co-op. theguardian.com/environme…
The eldest son of the Bee Gees' Barry Gibb has played guitar for heavy metal bands including Black Label Society and Crowbar en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The old Provincial name for the bumblebee is β€œDumbledor”, and in Beatrix Potter’s book β€œThe Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse”, the bumble bee is called β€œBabbitty Bumble”. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bum…
Both Sting and Ray Liotta actually voiced their own characters in Bee Movie en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Only one word has ended the Scripps Spelling Bee twice: "eczema." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Wax Worms can eat and break down one of the most common plastics (polyethylene) into organic compounds. Wax worms are common insects which evolved to live in bee hives. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Not to pinch and pull a honey bee sting out, because it releases all the venom; instead, drag it with your thumb. youtu.be/N1R28Zh6P1A
When a male honey bee climaxes during sex, his testicles explode and he dies. veterinaryhub.com/male-ho…
When β€˜requeening’ a bee hive the new queen must be placed in a cage with some nectar until the hive gets used to her smell, otherwise they will kill her thinking she is an intruder beeculture.com/introducin…
Bee larvae taste like bacon abc.net.au/local/stories/…
On rare occasions, hummingbirds can get a bee impaled and stuck onto their beak ultimately starving to death. It happens when it unknowingly inserts its beak into a flower with a bee in it or pinning it against a hard surface. Otherwise they naturally would deflected off than be impaled. westernfieldornithologist…
A beekeeper in South Australia taught his Labrador to sniff out an infectious disease that wipes out bee colonies then invented a dog beekeeper suit for Bazz the Beekeeper. abc.net.au/news/rural/201…
Bees make a substance called bee bread to feed their hive. youtu.be/sAKkjD3nEv0
The Bee Orchid both smells and looks like a female bee. The male bees bump against it trying to mate with it which can result in pollination. Ironically despite all of this effort to attract bees this particular orchid is mainly self pollinating. gardeningknowhow.com/orna…
Many non-english languages have no concept of a spelling bee because the spelling rules in those languages are too regular for good spelling to be impressive slate.com/news-and-politi…
Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love and marriage, as well as bee keeping, epilepsy, fainting, and the plague. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sai…
Bees not only sleep, but also take little bee naps on flowers scienceabc.com/eyeopeners…
General Bee's famous line "There stands Jackson, like a Stone Wall" which made Jackson's reputation and served as his namesake, may have been intended as an insult because Bee was frustrated by Jackson's not moving in support of him. Bee was killed, so the quote gained a life of it's own. youtu.be/ey8dpjQb2Ak?t=31…
The Australian Sugarbag Bee are stingless, their hives are built in a distinctive spiral, and they also "mummify" invasive small hive beetles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet…
Bannanas have a compound in them called isopentyl acetate. This is the same compound as the bee alarm pheromone and causes bees to get aggressive and swarm. scienceblogs.com/molecule…
Similar to most languages of India, each symbol in Telugu script represents a complete syllable. There is very little scope for confusion and spelling problems. A "spelling bee" contest in Telugu is unthinkable since everyone will score 100% engr.mun.ca/~adluri/telug…
When Zeus's wed he organised a food contest the prize of which was a wish. The Bee won with a new sweet nectar. She began ranting about how others stole from her and she wanted a means to protect her product. Zeus, annoyed by the rant, granted her the wish: a sting, but it would kill her if used crawliomics.com/2019/06/1…
Most species of bee are solitary and don't live in hives or colonies, instead nesting in the ground, aerially, or even in old snail shells wildlifetrusts.org/blog/r…
People are using bee venom to treat Lyme disease and Multiple Sclerosis to varying positive results. bterfoundation.org/bee-ve…
They named a bee after Sheldon Cooper's (from Big Bang Theory) catch-phrase "Bazinga" wikipedia.org/wiki/Euglos…
Bee queens emit a pheromone to declare themselves queen. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
In 1981 the US claimed Vietnam had used chemical weapons on it's own people, saying over ten thousand had died from what was described as 'yellow rain'. The 'yellow rain' was analyzed and found to be harmless bee feces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Coffee and citrus plants boost bee memory with caffeine discovermagazine.com/plan…
When a queen bee became trapped in a car in Wales in 2016, the swarm followed the car. The local beekeepers association removed the bees but next morning they were back. edition.cnn.com/2016/05/2…
Morgan Freeman converted his 124 Acre Ranch into a bee sanctuary in an effort to help bee populations inhabitat.com/morgan-free…
The Bee Gees were going to lip sync to a record in the local Gaumont cinema, but as they were running to the theatre, the fragile shellac 78-RPM record broke. The brothers had to sing live and received such a positive response from the audience that they decided to pursue a singing career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bee…
Megachile pluto, the world's largest bee has been spotted for the first time since 1981. It is 4 times larger than a honey bee cnn.com/2019/02/21/world/…
Since Japanese honeybees don't have big enough stingers to pierce giant hornet exoskeletons, they instead attack by swarming them in "hot bee balls" and cooking them to death. The friction of the buzzing bees can reach 117Β° F / 47Β° C at the core of the bee ball. youtube.com/attribution_l…
Scientists in Tel Aviv have found that soon after a bee flies past an Evening Primrose, the flower increases the sugar content of its nectar by 30%. Playing bee sounds has a similar effect, but there is no effect on the flower when other vibrations are emitted. nationalgeographic.com/sc…
The Grammy Legend Award is a special award of merit given to recording artists for ongoing contributions and influence in the music industry. Only 15 awards have been given and none since the Bee Gees were honored in 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
A bee colony is a matriarchy. The Queen is the only one who can reproduce. Worker bees(females) make up to 95% population and do all the work around the hive. Drones (males) take up the remaining 5%. Their only role is to mate with the queen. gears.tucson.ars.ag.gov/b…
Honey bees make their own bread out of the pollen they bring back. This β€˜bee bread’ contains proteins and vitamins for them to consume. It is the main source of protein for the colony. Bees make the bread by mixing pollen with nectar, honey, and saliva. kqed.org/science/1940898/…
The Cape honey bee is unique among honey bee subspecies because workers can lay diploid, female eggs, by means of thelytoky, while workers of other subspecies (and, in fact, unmated females of virtually all other eusocial insects) can only lay haploid, male eggs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
Bees are calmed by lavender which prevents getting stung while working in the garden. It also improves their memory over the bee's lifespan. Science hopes to apply these findings to humans suffering with dementia. youtu.be/HDadnBWXyrQ
The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. goldenblossomhoney.com/ed…
In the U.S., 3-4 times more people die from bee stings than from snakebites. The average person can safely tolerate 10 stings per pound of body weight. merckmanuals.com/home/inj…
Bees can be blue. Xylocopa caerulea, the blue carpenter bee, is non-aggressive and semi-solitary. They do not build hives like honeybees but instead prefer to live inside dead wood. They live in Southeast Asia, India and Southern China. australiangeographic.com.…
Honey Bees are actually invasive to North America, and endanger local bee species that we really need to help keep things pollinated. theconversation.com/bee-b…
Not all bees are endangered/vulnerable, only 7 varieties of the Yellow Faced Bee which is native to Hawai'i snopes.com/fact-check/bee…
Bee hives are kept on top of Notre Dame to increase urban biodiversity nytimes.com/2018/08/24/wo…
Today I learned about the McHive, a fully functioning bee-hive modeled after McDonald's, which is a part of McDonald's Sweden's sustanibility work. nordddb.com/case/mchive/
Elephants are scared of bees even though a bee sting does not penetrate their hide nytimes.com/2018/01/26/sc…
In computer science and operations research, the artificial bee colony algorithm (ABC) is an optimization algorithm based on the intelligent foraging behaviour of a honey bee swarm. In the ABC algorithm, there are three types of bees: employed bees, onlooker bees, and scout bees. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art…
A bee only produces an average of one tenth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime. honeycouncil.ca/bee-facts…
Due to declining bee populations in Sichuan China from excessive pesticide use, farmers now have to pollinate their crops by hand using chicken feathers. huffingtonpost.com/entry/…
The Bee Gees sing the lyrics to β€œGhetto Supastar” in their cover of β€œIslands in the Stream” youtu.be/zumqwkSq9YA
There's A Movie Adapting A Beatle's Album Starring The Bee Gees Instead Of The Beatles en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
If you trace back the family tree of a drone bee, the number of parents in each generation follows the Fibonacci sequence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dro…
The term β€œDrone” originates from the use of the DeHavilland Tiger Moth as a gunnery target. In this configuration, it was known as the Queen Bee - The mother of all drones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_…
There is a Laying Worker Bee. It is a worker bee that lays unfertilized eggs usually in the absence of a queen bee. But, only drones develop from the eggs of laying worker bees. A beehive cannot survive with only a laying worker bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lay…
The Himalayan Honey Bee makes hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect. mnn.com/earth-matters/wil…
The shortest winning word for a National Spelling Bee so far is luge in the year 1984. businessinsider.in/These-…
Today I learned that Morgan freeman is a beekepper. And doesn't even wear a bee suite. inhabitat.com/morgan-free…
Honey-producing bee colonies across the US have remained constant for the last couple of decades australiascience.tv/scien…
There were at least seven types of alcoholic beverages in the Americas before European contact. One of them is made from pineapple, and another is made from the honey of a domesticated stingless bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
The English football club Barrow AFC has a club crest which includes the image of a bee sitting on an arrow. "B" plus "Arrow" = "Barrow" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
The Bee Gees' song "(The Lights Went Out In) Massachusetts" was written whilst on a boat ride in New York City. In fact, they'd never even been to the state prior to writing it; they simply chose the name because they liked the sound of it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas…
That, during the recording of "Love You Inside Out," the Bee Gees pranked their manager by sending him a version of the song that replaced the line "backwards and forwards with my heart hanging out" with "backwards and forwards with my cock hanging out" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lov…
All three members of Bee Gees revealed during a copyright trial that they never learned to read or write sheet music despite being among the most prolific songwriters of all time. Instead, they developed a trial-and-error process and relied on their staff to transcribe the results. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sel…
Today I learned about the Feed a Bee initiative that has provided funding for pollinator-attracting plantings in all 50 states, and continues to do so to support bee populations feedabee.com/impact/
The NYPD has a bee keeper unit newyorker.com/magazine/20…
If a bee cannot fly for a period of time, the bee's gut becomes engorged with feces that cannot be voided in flight as preferred by the bees, so the bee voids within the hive. When enough bees do this, the hive population rapidly collapses and death of the colony results. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The smallest species of bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird, with adult males about 2.25 inches long thedodo.com/in-the-wild/b…
Bee stingers are modified ovipositors, so only female bees can sting. beespotter.org/topics/sti…
Some species of bees form a 'hot bee ball' formation around hornets in order to overheat their enemy's bodys to around 47Β°C and thus kill them. io9.gizmodo.com/5892986/m…
Blue bees exist, Xylacopa caerulea a.k.a blue carpenter bee. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xyl…
According to Encyclopedia of Chicago, bronzeville was β€œalternately referred to as 'Black Belt' or 'Black Ghetto' and occasionally 'Darkie Town.'” James Gentry, a theater editor for the Chicago Bee suggested the name β€œBronzeville.” He said that African-Americans skin color was closer to bronze chicagodetours.com/bronze…
Instead of saying "the cat's pyjamas" or "the bee's knees", the French say "the baby Jesus in velvet shorts" thefrenchblog.com/2013/02…
Serial killers behave like bees. They commit crimes close to home, but far enough that neighbors don’t get suspicious. Similarly, bees collect pollen near the hive, but far enough that predators can’t find them. Scientists studied bee behavior and found algorithms police now use to catch felons mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Beekeepers blow smoke on bees to disrupt bee-to-bee pheromone attack signals keepingbackyardbees.com/u…
Bee sperm can be collect by hand by squeezing a drone bee until it orgasms. youtube.com/watch?v=iVjLk…
Today I learned of a species of bee called the Vulture bee, which makes a honey like substance out of rotten meat en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vul…
Two tablespoons of honey would be enough to fuel a bee's entire flight around the world. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Apple orchards rent thousands of bees in hives from bee keepers to pollinate their trees in the spring. After a couple weeks when the trees have been pollinated the bee keeper comes back for his hives and transports them to the next orchard in need. slate.com/articles/news_a…
The album to the Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie β€œSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” has the dubious honor of being the first record to achieve "return platinum", with over four million copies of it taken off store shelves and shipped back to distributors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt…
When a drone bee mates with the queen, his orgasm is so powerful it causes his genitals to explode, killing the male and leaving his penis inside the queen. The explosion is so powerful, it's audible to human ears. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
General Mills cereal company removed the bee from boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios to raise awareness of declining bee populations time.com/4259416/honey-nu…
A forager bee can communicate the direction and distance of a flower with nectar by using a β€˜dance’ with the sun as reference. It can even adjust for the movement of the sun. youtu.be/4NtegAOQpSs
The 'modern' Langstroth bee hive dates to 1851 when an inventor from Philadelphia discovered that gaps 6–9 mm (1⁄4–3⁄8) stopped bees building comb or cementing closed frame gaps. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Honeybees are an invasive species, symbolize the destruction of Native American culture, β€œwhite man’s fly” and lead to the extinction of native bee species. atlasobscura.com/articles…
The Himalayan Honey Bee, largest of the honey bees, makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect curiousmeerkat.co.uk/shor…
A bee produces much less than a teaspoon of honey during its entire lifespan. howitworksdaily.com/how-m…
Bees can fly as far as 5 miles for food, however on average fly less than a mile from the hive. A strong colony therefore flies the equivalent distance to the moon every day. The normal top speed of a bee is about 15-20mph (~25kmh) when flying to a food source and about 12mph when returning bbka.org.uk/pages/faqs/ca…
In 2012 a Bumble Bee Tuna worker was cooked in a pressure cooker along with 12,000 pounds of canned tuna nbcnews.com/news/us-news/…

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