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Bees!

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Bees! And their important role on the Earth.

Bees! And their important role on the Earth.

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  • 1. Bees!
  • 2.
  • 3. Bee Facts
    There are 20,000 plus known species of bees.
    Honey bee’s fly at 15 miles per hour
    Honey bee’s wings flap 11,400 beats each minute – thus the buzzing sound they make.
    Bees communicate by dancing and producing pheromones (scents).
  • 4. Bees are designed for feeding on nectar and pollen.
    Nectar for energy
    Pollen for protein and other nutrients
    Most pollen is used for the larvae.
  • 5. Colony Life
    A honey bee colony life is perennial – which means it lasts for maybe two years at most.
    There are three types of bees:
    Queen
    Drone
    Worker
    There may be 10’s of thousands of individuals in a single colony
  • 6. 3 types of bees:
    Worker
    Female
    Have glands that produce wax and they shape the wax into the honeycomb shape of the bee hive
    Travels outside the hive to collect pollen and nectar.
  • 7. Drone
    Male
    No stingerRole in the hive: mate with the queen.
    If this bee has not mated with the queen by winter, it is kicked out of the hive.
  • 8. Queen
    Largest in the hive
    Mates with drones
    Produces royal jelly – which is fed to larvae and the queen herself
    Lays 1,500 to 2,400 eggs per day
    Queens can live up to 6 years, but generally live in a hive for 2 years
    Produces a pheromone “queen substance” that holds the colony together and promotes the workers to maintain the hive.
  • 9. Bee movie clip
  • 10. Why is a bee important?
    Pollination
    It is estimated that over 1/3 of the human food supply is dependent on bees and pollination
    Cabbage Grapes
    Bell peppers Squash
    Watermelon Lemon
    Cucumber Lime
    Apples Mango
    Tomato Apricot
  • 11. Pollination happens when the bees travel to different plants and spread pollen that has collected on the abdomens and legs of the bees.
  • 12. Honey in Mongolia
    In the book Mongolia: the Bradt Travel Guide (2008) the following information about bees was found:
    Around 1,500 swarms of bees are registered in Mongolia
    In 1959 only 20 swarms were registered
    Bee keeping has been developed in several different amigas including Selenge, Darkhan, and elsewhere.
    ÖvörkhangiAmiag produces up to 30 tons of honey each year

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