In a bid to show courage and confidence, a woman calmly exposes her face to thousands of bees. The scene was a testament to the gentle nature of these fascinating insects, which have been greatly misunderstood by humans.
With a calm expression on her face, the woman stood motionless as the bees descended upon her, forming a strange veil around her head. Despite the potentially pitiful situation, the woman showed no fear, instead displaying a deep sense of connection and respect for the bees.
It was a powerful game that, with patience and understanding, even the weakest of creatures could be approached with love and appreciation.
Body Parts Of Bees
Like all insects, a bee’s body is divided into three parts: a head with two antennae, a six-legged thorax, and an abdomen. All bees have branched hairs and two pairs of wings on their body. Only female bees have stingers (which are modified ovipositors, the organs originally used to lay eggs). Many bee species have black and yellow plumage, but many don’t—they actually come in a variety of colors, including green, blue, red, or black. Some are striped, and some even have a metallic sheen. They range in size from the large carpenter bees and bumblebee bees to the tiny Perdita minima bee, which is less than two millimeters long.
Life History Of Bees
Bees begin their lives as an egg, which feeds, grows, and pupates into a larva, and eventually emerges into their adult form, where it visits blooming flowers and collects nectar and pollen.
Unlike hive-building domesticated bees or wild bumble bee species, most bees make solitary nests. They do not make hives, make honey, or live a communal lifestyle. Instead, they lay their eggs in a series of small chambers in tunnels in the ground, in hollow plant stems, or in rotting wood. Unlike hive-making bee species that collectively care for their young, female solitary bees provide their eggs with a ball of nectar and pollen and allow them to grow and pupate without any parental care.