Do you know that bees go to as much as 3000 flowers a day? And all we bear in mind about them is that they sting!
Bees are the tremendous pollinators of the world. They really help 87% of the meals crops globally. Alongside different pollinators like butterflies, beetles, flies, wasps, and ants, bees are essential to the ecosystem, and particularly, meals manufacturing.
That’s the reason as pest administration professionals, ORIGIN believes in spreading the data of figuring out when creatures grow to be pests — often after they get into our properties and work areas. Most significantly, we wish to know which bugs usually are not even pests, to start with…that’s proper, bees!
Allow us to share with you some little-known enjoyable info about bees so that you perceive these busy little creatures higher.
Info about Honey Bees:
FACT #1 Not all bees make honey!
There are 20,000 bee species on this planet, and solely 7 of them make honey. And three of those are literally the widespread species present in Singapore: Large Honey Bee, Asian Honey Bee, and the Asian Dwarf Honey Bee. They often nest within the lush greenery that our island nation is stuffed with, however they’ve been identified to seek out properties close to us too!
FACT #2 There’s not at all times a nest.
At any time when we spot a swarm of bees, we are likely to assume that they’re surrounding their nest and hit the panic button. The reality is, the bees may very well be taking a relaxation from a day of foraging, or nonetheless be within the strategy of constructing their residence. This additionally implies that they aren’t actually fascinated with stinging. Really, 90% of the bees are solitary creatures preferring residing of their nests.
FACT #3 Not all bees sting!
We’re afraid of bees due to their stings. However there’s really a big group of bees referred to as the “Stingless Bees”, or meliponines. A complete of 550 species of them to be actual. Though they belong to the identical household because the honey bees and bumblebees, these bees have a really small stinger that’s ineffective for stinging. Even for the species that sting, solely the feminine bees inside them sting, and solely when they’re provoked or in peril.
FACT #4 Bees are large on Lady Energy
Maybe probably the most surprising truth is that in each bee society, the employee bees are all females. They work extraordinarily onerous to contribute to the nesting course of, and shield the nests as properly. However the feminine employee bees don’t breed, solely the Queen Bee does. Doesn’t this give a brand new perspective to the truth that Beyonce’s followers name themselves the Beehive? Those who’re passionately protecting of their Queen Bee.
FACT #5 Bee Nests, not Beehives, is the “right” time period
You’d have seen by now that we’ve got been utilizing the time period “bee nest” , as an alternative of “beehive”. If we wish to get right down to specifics, beehives are man-made constructions deliberately to deal with bees. Bee nests are what the bees construct on their very own and often in remoted areas. In different phrases, those we often spot in timber, roof cavities, holes in partitions, on home vegetation are bee nests. The opposite phrase that’s generally misused is “removing”. Relaxation assured when ORIGIN does bee nest removing, we don’t really destroy the hive or kill the bees. We rehouse them in an area bee farm!
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NOW YOU KNOW!
Bees are the crux of our ecosystem. Sadly, bee management in Singapore remains to be largely “bee removing” the place bees are killed and their nests destroyed. That’s the reason ORIGIN has bee relocation companies as an alternative of bee removing. You’ll be joyful to know that with the intention to perform our mission responsibly and safely, we partnered with native bee farmer, John Chong, founding father of BEE AMAZED Backyard. He has personally skilled our workforce within the strategies of bee biology and habits, bee nest dealing with, and relocation. Each bee nest we save is re-housed on John’s farm.
So the following time you see a bee nest, hold calm and provides us a name at +65 6280 5666. ORIGIN will convey these little creatures to a extra conducive residence candy residence.