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Male bumblebees can still fly at the kinds of atmospheric conditions found at over 9000 metres by changing how they flap their wings.

Ants are more closely related to bees than to wasps, according to a study of the insects’ genomes and transcriptomes (the genes that are actively being translated into proteins).

Honey kills bacteria, and it works in lots of ways -it is high in sugar, it contains hydrogen peroxide and antimicrobial compounds, and it is acidic.  The ancient Egyptians used honey on wounds.

Honey bees in a hiveJust a reminder – don’t give honey to babies. In rare cases, it can cause botulism.

Some bees are genetically more likely to go to find new nest sites or new sources of food than other bees, who just go to the same old sites.

honey beeThe bees who do something different – their brains show similar genes and similar brain chemicals to those in people who bungee jump or go white water rafting.

Honeybees warn hornet predators that they have been spotted by vibrating their bodies

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