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Bee Facts & Trivia

Bee Facts

  • Bees have six legs and are classified as insects.
  • Bees have five eyes – two compound eyes and three tiny ocelli eyes.
  • There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world.
  • Worker bees and Queen bees are both female, but only Queen bees can reproduce.
  • Only female bees sting.
  • Bees see all colors except the color red.
  • Certain species of bees die after stinging people.
  • A hive is made up three kinds of bees; a Queen, a Worker and a Drone.
  • People have discovered the anti-bacterial properties of propolis for use in the medical field.
  • Bee honey was found in the Egyptian Tombs and was still edible.
  • A hive is made up three kinds of bees; a Queen, a Worker and a Drone.
  • Bees have 2 pairs of wings. The wings have tiny teeth so they can lock together when the bee is flying.
  • A single beehive can make more than 100 pounds (45 kg) of extra honey.
  • Approximately nine bees are equal in weight to one M&M Plain Chocolate Candy.
  • Bees first appeared on earth in the pre-Cretacious period, 150 millions years ago.
  • A hive is made up of 30,000 to 60,000 bees.
  • A bee can fly up to 8.5 miles.
  • Buzzy Bee is shown on General Mills’ Honey Nut Cheerios (1979).
  • Kelloggs’ Honey Loops has a bee mascot named Loopy (1998).
  • Romper Rooms with Miss Penny features a Do Bee and Don’t Bee to teach good and bad habits to the children of Romper Room.
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Scientific name: Anthophila
  • Higher classification: Apoidea

Bee Movies

  • Queen of the Sun (2010)
  • Vanishing of the Bees (2009)
  • Bee Movie (2007)
  • Killer Bees (2002)
  • Deadly Invasion (1995)
  • The Swarm (1978)
  • Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)
  • The Deadly Bees (1967)

Bee Songs

  • Be a Bee, by Air
  • Bee Girl, by Pearl Jam
  • Bee Your Man, by Relient K
  • Honey Bee, by Blake Shelton
  • The Bees, by Lee Ann Womack
  • The Birds and the Bees, Jewel Akens
  • Worker Bee, by Motion City Soundtrack

Famous Bees

  • Adam Flayman, from Bee Movie
  • Berry B. Benson, from the movie “Bee Movie”
  • Bumble Bee, from the Tuna cans
  • Buzz, on cereal boxes
  • Buzz Buzz the Bee, from Disney short films
  • Buzzy Bee, an iconic symbol in New Zealand
  • Charmy, from Video game, Sonic the Hedgehodge
  • Hutch the Honeybee, from The Adventures of Hutch the Honeybee Movie
  • Maya the Bee, from comic books and Nickelodeon cartoons
  • Nahoul, Bumble Bee co-host for Hamas TV show
  • Queen Bee, from Video game Mario
  • Scoopy Bee, from Walt Disney
  • The Killer Bees, from Saturday Night Live

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