Hello everybody, my name is Gloria and we are from Spain and it´s a pleasure to stay here.
First at all, I am going to present my teammates, Our names are: Pilar (Hello), Leticia (Hi!) and
Rosa (what´s up!).
Wait to Pilar, Leticia and Rosa
Hello again, I am going to speak about “The language of bees”.
As we know that the ….Bees have between them one coded language very precise.
The dance: obviously, this dance is not like the human dances, and it is performed by the scout
bees when they arrive to the hive and informs the other bees about the place and the distance
of a source of supply.
Honeybees communicate with sophisticated “dances” to tell other bees where to find nectar
There are two types of dances:
I. -The dance in circle or round dance means that there is a source of supply very close
(within 25 meters).
II. To further afield to ten kilometers, the waggle dance indicates depending on the
abdominal oscillations and vibrations emitted, the distance of the loot to collect. The
direction is expressed relative to the position of the sun. The distance is expressed by the
number and speed of the turns made by the bee on itself.
….To end up
Scout honeybees go out in search of good nectar and pollen sources.
When they come back, they do a dance that tells the other bees not only how far the nectar is,
but also the direction in which to travel using the sun as a reference point.
And you must know a curiosity….
If the nectar is in the direction of the sun, the dance will be performed straight up the walls of
the hive: if the map were a clock, they would dance toward 12:00. If the nectar is 30 degrees to
the right of the sun, the dance will be performed at about 2:00. If the nectar is distant from the
hive, the scout bee does a figure-eight dance (Waggle Dance).
Now I leave you with my teammate Leticia, an amazing girl…
ADVICE TO FINISH: If bees didn't transfer pollen from flower to flower we would have a
difficult time growing fruit.
We have done a puzzle that you must complete, each country have got two pieces.
You have a minute to do it. Please, German and Polish students raise your hand. Your two
Wait to Rosa and Pilar
Hello again, my topic is about THE KIND OF BEES…
The bees live in colonies of 50 000 individuals. The bees make hives where each one
performs a function. The bees can live in hives made by them or in hives created by
The different types of bees are:
The function of the queen bee is put eggs, more than 1000 daily. Of these, some will become
males or drones and the other females.
The majority of the female larvae become worker bees, but five or six will be fed with royal
jelly and get to become queen bees.
Remember maybe it is the same in the human society (It´s a joke)…They are male bees that
don’t work. They feed by the workers and their function is to fecundate the queen bee.
When they make this function, the drones are expelled from the hive; they can't feed by
themselves so drones die.
And finally I would like to finish with the workers bees….
WORKERS BEES, we must know their characteristics:
They are infertile female bees.
They only live a few months.
When they are young their function is to clean the cells, feed the queen bee and the
Twenty days later they become adults bees and they can working outside the hive.
When the bees look for food, they are guided by the sun and the environment…. like said
before Gloria…, for not to be lose and can return to the hive.
Now, it is a pleasure to present Rosa…
ADVICE TO FINISH: People also eat honey and use wax to make candles and other products.
Turkish and Portuguese if you don´t mind put your hand up, two pieces both.
First…Italian,… and now Greek students raise your hand, please… two pieces for you.
Wait to Pilar
Gloria Speech, Leticia Speech (5 minutes)
Now I will speak about the behavior of the bees, like Leticia….but I will add their behavior with
The aggressiveness is hereditary, it is different by race and different colonies of the same
race, and it is somewhat higher in colonies with young queens.
When Beekeepers work with ruffles and a large number of deaths, the bees become more
aggressive and remain alert for several days. At that time they prevent us to approach
Secondly….I would like to explain that
When bees are away from the colony and its mission only grab nectar or useful elements are
I would like to advice you that….
We can be cherished with care not to crush them under these conditions if something
bothers you go to another site
Near the hive is aggressive when we stand in their flight paths, especially since they are
very attentive to movements and smells.
…At the end
Inside the hive bees handle more prepared to defend the hive.
Bees alter their rate of work when they perceive any of four reasons:
- Vibrations picked.
- Unpleasant odor perception for them.
- Adverse weather conditions.
- Pitched sound emitted by a bee flying around us is due to his anger and precedes
Now I have the pleasure to present the last speech with Pilar….
ADVICE TO FINISH: Bee venom is used to make medicine to cure arthritis, too.
Lithuanian and Italian, to finish, your pieces.
Now, you have two minute to put in order this puzzle.
Please, get up and put here your puzzles pieces.
Wait to finish that everybody put the jigsaw
Wait to Gloria, Leticia, Rosa speeches (8 minutes)
Image that Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man
would have no more than four years to live”….only four years, unbelievable!!!! Isn´t it?
For that reason…we have to be worried about the bees’ population
First….BEE POPULATION ON DECLINE
In the last few years beekeepers began to notice a decrease and disappearance in their
honeybee’s colonies. More than 30% of the honeybee colonies have been disappearing
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?
I. The principal cause is the use of pesticides.
II. Other causes are the spread of diseases and viruses, habitat loss and stress factor.
And we can ask to us
WHY IS THE DECLINE IN HONEY BEES A SERIOUS ISSUE?
I. Human rely on them to pollinate crops.
II. Bees are the most important pollinators of flowers.
III. Without bees our produce sections in supermarket would look bare with up to 50% less
fruit and vegetables.
In Europe was banned the use of pesticide but we don't know if this can save them.
And we would like to finish our presentation with these advices:
ADVICE TO FINISH….
PILAR: Bees are very important animal. Humans rely on them to pollinate crops.