Female bumblebees have stingers without barbs and can sting repeatedly whenever they feel threatened or alarmed. Avoid getting stung by remaining still when confronted by a curious bee, and do not swat at it.Know More
Bumblebees build colonies in the ground. Wear shoes to avoid stepping on a colony in bare feet. Do not wear perfume or brightly colored clothing to a flower garden as these attract bumblebees.
Bumblebees commonly rely on the sun's heat to warm their muscles to 86 degrees Fahrenheit, because that temperature is necessary for flight. Bumblebees also vibrate their muscles to heat them, which creates a humming sound.Learn More
The easiest ways to identify bee species are through color, size and by the presence of a pollen basket on the abdomen. Two of the most common bees, the honey bee and bumble bee, share many features.Full Answer >
Honeybees are a unique lineage of bee and some of the only ones to produce, store and eat honey. Bees produce honey by processing nectar and other flower-derived substances. Honey is stored in the hive in structures called combs. Scientists classify all seven species of honeybee in the genus Apis, which is where the term "apiculturist," or beekeeper, comes from.Full Answer >
The average lifespan of hornets in the wild is several months. The average length of a hornet is 1.25 inches. Hornets are classified as insects and are omnivorous. A group of hornets is referred to as a grist or hive.Full Answer >
Worker honey bees eat nectar and pollen from flowers, while larvae eat honey, and queens eat royal jelly. Honey is created from nectar when a worker bee holds the nectar on its tongue until the moisture evaporates.Full Answer >