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.
Did you know honey bees are on the decline?