[vc_row inner_container=”true” padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]There is a lot of buzz about bees in the news lately. Honey bees are a most vital part of our survival. They are responsible for pollinating most of fruits, nuts and vegetables we eat and with the recent decline in bee populations, humans are indeed facing a threat.
So lets see these wonderful little bugs up close and learn more about them not only because they are responsible for growing of our food but also because they are important enough to be mentioned in Quran and to be declared a sign of Allaah.
[/text_output][text_output][/text_output][text_output]Let’s start from the beginning and watch the first 21 days in the life of a honey bee in this super awsome timelapse video.
Bees have powerful social structures. A lone bee is pretty amazing on its own but their true strength comes from their numbers. Find out about the honey bee castes. And since they depend a lot on their hive-mates, they have a wonderful way of communicating with those hive inmates. Learn more about the dance language of the honey bee.
And now let’s take a look at how the little bug does it’s main job i.e. how does bees make honey?
[/text_output][text_output]So what is it about honey bees and hexagons? After all the bees could have just as easily stored honey in triangles or squares so why hexagons? Turns out that our small fuzzy friends are excellent mathematicians. You can either read about this subject or you can watch the video below.
[/text_output][text_output]Now let’s get to the yummy part! the sticky sweet gift that bees give us. Let’s see how is it harvested and stored and so on.
[/text_output][text_output]And now comes the sad part. It is a truth that honey bees are dying out. But why? Scientists have different opinions as to the cause. Lets find some of the suggested causes.
But what can we do about it? Turns out a lot! Taking small steps, providing small measures in our own communities we can make a big impact on preserving bees. Plant a bee garden, keep stones and sticks in your bird bath so the bees are able to drink water, don’t use pesticides in your garden and support bee friendly farming.
And lastly don’t forget, if you swat, watch out: Bees remember human faces.
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