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National Bee Day

Today is National Bee Day. It is an awareness day when beekeepers, beekeeping clubs and associations, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate honey bees and recognize their contribution to our everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species. 

National Honey Bee Day also pays homage to beekeepers, whose labors ensure there are well-managed, healthy bees to pollinate crops. I would love to raise bees. They are on the decline and are so important to have around. 

A few facts you might not know about these special bees. Have you ever heard that bees are the creatures with five eyes? Three of them are set on the head top, and two are complex, arranged at the edges and have a form of two large ovals. 

Most researchers believe that with the help of ordinary eyes, bees are able to see objects located nearby. But during the flights they are guided by complex ones. 

Bees are able to perceive and distinguish smells and do it better compared with a human being, in 1000 times sharper. Certainly, these insects prefer smells of floral scents. This explains their attraction to the flowers and nectar in our gardens.

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  1. Bees are wonderful I try to grow flowers that help bees and our bees are also on the decline so some have taken up bee keeping and sell their honey.
    However, if you know you are allergic to bee stings, for me that is not a very good idea, but I am not frightened of them and I will help a sick bee if I find one

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