A bee uses twenty-one muscles to sting.
Bees never sleep.
Bees are born fully grown.
Napoleon Bonaparte III used the bee as a symbol of immortality & resurrection during the Second Empire period (1852-1870) and had bee prints on his red cape.
Bees can fly up to 22 miles per hour.
Honey is 80% sugars and 20% water. (Now that's my kind of nutritional value!)
Bees make very charming additions to jewelry:
With all the pretty spring flowers popping up in my shop, it was just a matter of time before the bees followed suit. Here is one hovering quietly above a spring pink sakura bloom.
These bees are doing the late shift. They like the darker, more mysterious flowers of the night. The nectar is just as sweet.