– After bees sting you they endure a horrific death. They fly away while their stingers remain which rips out all their insides in the process. A gruesome way to go.
– The good news for us is that bee venom is good for you (unless you’re allergic to it)! It can help give a boost to the immune system, get rid of wrinkles and even treat arthritis.
– Bees have a career ladder. When they’re born they have orientation where they meet the boss (queen) then they become a wet nurse, cleaner, gravedigger, pollen collector and ultimately a honey bee.
– After work they have chores to do. They take cold air from outside and heat it up to get rid of the moisture in the collected nectar to prevent it from fermenting. They then cap it off, leaving the honey ready to be eaten or harvested.
– Leaving honey on your skin for 20 minutes before washing it off has shown to help dry or sensitive skin. Bees wax is also good at treating eczema.
– Honey can help with hay fever. If you eat honey with pollen you can build up a tolerance during those frustrating months. For best results eat Pohutukawa.
– Bees make royal jelly. It’s super rich in energy and, unsurprisingly, it’s for the queen because each day she produces twice her body weight in eggs
– Bees locate their hives through sunlight, smell and memory which makes moving their hives a very sensitive business. They struggle to find their home if it’s been moved by more than 3 feet, but somehow, you can move it 3 miles away and they’ll find it again. Odd
– Honey is antifungal, antiseptic and antimicrobial meaning you can use it to prevent infection on open wounds.
– Bees can sense when you get stung. If you’re stung then they’ll presume you were stung for a reason so the chances of another attack increase after the first blow.