60 Fascinating Bee Facts – Part 3

How confident are you in your bee knowledge? As bee-removal specialists, we’re happy to take your bee knowledge to the next level. Bees and us go way back. That’s why we’re professionals when it comes to bees and bee removal, bee relocation and bee extermination.

We also have a lot of love for bees and the important role they play in our world — which would be a lot less sweet without them!

Hope you’re enjoying our 4-part series on Fascinating Bee Facts. Here’s part 3:

  1. The ancient Greeks and Romans had a poignant view of honey. To them, honey was a symbol of love, beauty and fertility. (Is that why husbands call their wife “sweetie?”)
  2. Honey bees live in colonies, also known as hives.
  3. Hive members are divided into three types: Queen, Workers and Drones.
  4. Drones are the male bees, and their purpose is to mate with the new queen.
  5. Bees can’t kneel. Even though they have jointed legs, they don’t have a kneecap. No kneecap, therefore no knees.
  6. There are three types of bees in every hive: a queen, worker bees, and drones.
  7. Each bee has 170 odorant receptors, which means they have one serious sense of smell! They use this to communicate within the hive and to recognise different types of flowers when looking for food.
  8. Most worker bees live only 5-6 weeks. Yes, it’s likely nobody wants to sell them life insurance.)
  9. During a worker bee’s short lifetime, she’ll produce approximately a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.
  10. A honey bee’s sense of smell is 50 times more powerful than a dog. That’s due to their 170 odorant receptors.
  11. Like some people you’ve met over the years that have their own distinct smell, each bee colony has its own distinct scent. This is how the hive members identify each other.
  12. A queen bee on top of its game can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day.
  13. Mead is the world’s oldest fermented beverage. Know what it’s made from? Fermented honey.
  14. Watch your coffee around bees; caffeine is a magnet for them.
  15. A hive is inactive in the winter but comes back to life every spring. It’s a perennial.

Want Some More Bee Facts?

If bees swarm to your yard to establish their new home in your attic or under your roof, they can do damage to your home and should be removed as soon as possible. Call The Beehive at 480-468-8763 for live bee removal. Whenever possible, we’ll find them a new home where their colony can continue to thrive.

Bee Facts – Part 1

Bee Facts – Part 2






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