Interesting Facts

Buzz Off!!
The buzzing sound of bumble bees is not caused by the beating of its wings, but by the vibrating of its flight muscles. This occurs when the flight muscles are decoupled from the wings. This is seen in bees, but not other insects.

Marking its territory
Male bumble bees will mark their routes at intervals with a scent produced in their mandibular glands. These substances have been identified for several species. The phenomenon of distinct flight routes of bumble bee males was observed by Darwin. The pattern and height of the flight paths are different in different species.

Interested in knowing more about bees!?! Learn about the European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) here!

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