You may think bees are quite insignificant but without bees, humans would be unlikely to survive. Bees are pollinators, meaning they disperse pollen throughout the ecosystem to encourage and stimulate plant growth. Some bees are also responsible for making honey.
Bees come from the same family as the ant and wasp and are highly sociable creatures. They live in complex groups with specific hierarchies. There is usually a queen bee, worker bees then drones, which are responsible for reproducing. The most eusocial bees are the honeybees, bumblebees and stingless bees.
Not all bees can sting you, but when they do they only do so as a form of defence. When a honeybee stings another creature it comes at a huge cost to the bee. When their stinger is extracted from the bee’s abdomen it rips out part of their digestive system leaving the bee to die. Honeybees will do this to protect the rest of their colony from predators.
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