Interesting facts about bees

Bees are flying insects that belong to the Apidae Family.

There are about 20,000 known species of bees.

There are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.

Bees have a three-part body (head, thorax, abdomen), 6 legs, 2 compound eyes made up of thousands of tiny lenses (one on each side of the head), 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, one pair of antennae and 2 pairs of wings.

Bees vary in size. The world’s largest species of bee is thought to be the Indonesian resin bee Megachile pluto, whose females can attain a length of 39 millimeters (1.54 in). The smallest species may be dwarf sting-less bees in the tribe Meliponini whose workers are less than 2 millimeters (0.08) in length

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