"Around 15 years ago, a slogan began to appear on bumper stickers, license plate holders, and tote bags: Save the bees. The sense that these pollinators—and the food system they support—were in critical condition was all-pervasive. In 2014, an online poll in the UK found that respondents ranked the decline of bees as a more serious environmental threat than climate change. ...." Read more here: Popular Science
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Honey Bee Removing Pollen From Leg
Published on Aug 27, 2021
New research from Georgia Tech's College of Engineering finds that honey bees have developed a way to transform pollen particles into a viscoelastic pellet which allows them to transport pollen efficiently, quickly, and reliably to their hive. They also remove pollen from their bodies at speeds 2-10 times slower than their typical grooming speeds..
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Honey Bees Make Honey ... and Bread? | Deep Look
Published on May 7, 2019
Honey bees make honey from nectar to fuel their flight – and our sweet tooth. But they also need pollen for protein. So they trap, brush and pack it into baskets on their legs to make a special food called bee bread.