Have you ever looked at a bumblebee butt and noticed just how cute it is? Probably not, but you should!
Those round little bodies covered in soft hair are accented by a plush round bottom, often covered in nectar. Just like their close relative the honeybee, bumblebees are obsessed with nectar. And when they go after their favourite food tucked deep in a flower they wiggle their booty in the air like they just don’t care. Or maybe they just know how cute they are!
As cute as their bottoms may be, you don’t want to mess with that heinie. Unlike honeybees, bumblebees can sting repeatedly without hurting themselves.
Take a look at these adorable bumblebee butts and learn some interesting facts about bees along the way!
1.Did you know that one bee has to fly around 90,000 miles (that’s three trips around the globe) to produce one pound of honey? That’s a lot of work!
2.The average bee will only make around 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey throughout its entire lifetime.
3.A bumblebee will visit 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip. Thankfully, they are pretty fast – traveling around 15 miles per hour.
4.Bees peak in numbers around mid-summer, when there are around 60,000 to 80,000 bees living in a colony. To help fuel these numbers, a solid queen can lay as many as 3,000 eggs per day.
5.Bees have six sections to their legs, all connected by a joint. So, while bees don’t technically have knees, you could make the joke that bees have five knees per leg!
6.Bees sleep anywhere from 5 to 8 hours a day. Sleep is an important part of a bee’s busy day, it helps restore their mind so that they can learn and remember things.
Cute fact: Bees snuggle up to one another to stay warm and keep heat in the hive.