Hi, I’m back to talk about bugs and this time we are going to talk about bees!! Honeybees specifically but we also want to know more about native bees and solitary bees. Bees are important because they are the pollinator masters. I see them all over. I’ve seen them in the wildflower field at my school. I’ve seen them on the vegetable plants. They are all looking for pollen. Bees store pollen in pollen baskets on their hind legs or under their belly. It is their job.
Like look at this guy above, he has got a lot of pollen on his leg. It’s like a backpack, but on your leg, and filled with pollen not your lunchbox. Not all bees live in hives, although honeybees do. Some are called solitary which means they do not live in hives.
Bees are also dancers. I know that sounds kind of funny, but guess what- it’s not. They dance to communicate to show all the other bees where they got the pollen so they can get more. That means more honey for humans. yum.
Do you know some cool things about bees? Well, tell me in a comment because I want to know more.