Read on to buzz your way into the amazing world of honey bees and learn more about honey, their priciest produce. Happy reading!
Are Bees Always Busy? 10 Strange but True Facts about the Honey Bee!
While there are over 20,000 different species of bees, not every bee produces honey. Only a little over 44 known sub-varieties, under the genus Apis (Latin for honey), make all the world's natural honey. The European honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most popular and busiest of them all!
The image that pops up in your head when you think of bees is probably the one of a tiny, slightly fuzzy bee wearing a black and yellow sweater! This is exactly how the European Honey Bee looks! They live in large colonies and have a powerful sense of community with a Queen, foragers, workers, nurses, and, of course, the babies!