When people think of a beehive, they think of 3 things.
Honey, a beehive, and a stung family member.
Bees pollinate many crops
including cotton and alfalfa that are used by farmers to feed dairy cows and their calves . Thus bees help keep milk available at the local grocery store.
Bees pollinate our crops and flowers, which means that bees affect food supplies as well as flowering plants on their own. Without the work of honey bee pollinators, many fruits and vegetables would be lost, including oranges, apples, avocados, blueberries and watermelons.
Without bees to pollinate crops, we would have little honey or beeswax to use for commercial products like candle making or lip balm production.
According to the science.org
, bees are able to remember specific human faces. This enables bees to distinguish between bees and humans when bees need to choose a flower source or have a hive location in mind.
Researchers found that bees were better at remembering images of individuals with lighter skin tones than dark skinned individuals, which is consistent with previous research on bees and other animals including human beings.
The scientists were also surprised by just how well bees could recognize people from a photograph after they had seen the face only once.
The bees did not need additional exposure or reminders for the memory of an individual's face to "stick". Similar experiments were conducted on bumble bees, who showed similar results.