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PostSubject: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:22 pm

Pollen
Bees collect 66 lbs of pollen per year, per hive. Pollen is the male germ cells produced by all flowering plants for fertilization and plant embryo formation. The Honeybee uses pollen as a food. Pollen is one of the richest and purest natural foods, consisting of up to 35% protein, 10% sugars, carbohydrates, enzymes, minerals, and vitamins A (carotenes), B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinic acid), B5 (panothenic acid), C (ascorbic acid), H (biotin), and R (rutine).

Honey
Honey is used by the bees for food all year round. There are many types, colors and flavors of honey, depending upon its nectar source. The bees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants. Honey is an easily digestible, pure food. Honey is hydroscopic and has antibacterial qualities. Eating local honey can fend off allergies.

Beeswax
Secreted from glands, beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honey comb. It is used by humans in drugs, cosmetics, artists' materials, furniture polish and candles.

Propolis
Collected by honeybees from trees, the sticky resin is mixed with wax to make a sticky glue. The bees use this to seal cracks and repair their hive. It is used by humans as a health aid, and as the basis for fine wood varnishes.

Royal Jelly
The powerful, milky substance that turns an ordinary bee into a Queen Bee. It is made of digested pollen and honey or nectar mixed with a chemical secreted from a gland in a nursing bee's head. It commands premium prices rivaling imported caviar, and is used by some as a dietary supplement and fertility stimulant. It is loaded with all of the B vitamins.

Bee Venom
The "ouch" part of the honeybee. Although sharp pain and some swelling and itching are natural reactions to a honeybee sting, a small percentage of individuals are highly allergic to bee venom. "Bee venom therapy" is widely practiced overseas and by some in the USA to address health problems such as arthritis, neuralgia, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and even MS.


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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:27 pm

Bees are cute little busy workers xx

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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:37 pm

Love honey x
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:46 pm

Love stroking drunk bumble bees. They are so cute. Want a pet bee to take out flying on a lead like in the programme on insects the other day. A bumble bee is just a big fat bee in a black and yellow furry jumper.
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:28 pm

I have five bumble bees - just need leads!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:43 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:22 am

i have a bumble bee nest in the garden...arnt they endageroured?
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:02 pm

yes i believe so. very sad.

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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:14 pm

Yeah, it's really sad. Some kind of parasite causing them to destroy their hives or something isn't it. Love them. They're so furry, and when you stroke their bum a little back leg comes up likes it's going 'get off'. I admit, I'm a bumble bee botherer. They're just so sweet. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:26 pm

Hoggie Hugger, bumble bee botherer, tenrec toromentor - the list just goes on and on!!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:40 pm

Haha, what next?! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:41 pm

Nellie cannot spell!! Tenrec Tormentor is bitter!!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:54 pm

Hehe, I'm not bitter. ;D hehe. That reminds me of being in Germany and asking for 3 beers, and trying to do it in German. I wanted to be polite so used their word for please 'bita'. I think the barman was trying to take the pee out of me, as he kept saying 'you want bitter?'. I would say 'no svai beer bita'. He'd say ' 3 beers and a bitter?' I was keen to punch him for that. What you get when you try to learn another language! Haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:17 pm

Better!! Damn typing fingers - not working properly today!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:22 pm

Mine are always all over the place. Smile x
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:29 pm

We know - that is half of your problems - wandering hands and fingers!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:33 pm

Haha, can't help it if there's a pokey tail in sight! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:35 pm

See - there we go again!!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:37 pm

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:11 pm

lmao....fi is so quiet i dont, and i wont believe, she is that way,....lol
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:29 pm

Quiet ones are the worst ones!!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:22 pm

Thankyou Tayer. I am, of course, pure as the driven snow. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:23 pm

That has been peed on!
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:25 pm

Haha, sorry, I meant 'driven on snow'! Very Happy hehe
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PostSubject: Re: Honey bee facts   Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:26 pm

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