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How Do Bees See Flowers?

How Do Bees See Flowers?

Bees are amazing little creatures. Without them, our planet wouldn’t be as beautiful as it is. Bees pollinate our gardens, orchards, and fields. A third of the world’s food production is dependent on bees. They make honey, which adds a little sweetness to our lives.

Bees massively help our environment, but sadly they are endangered. There is a 2.96 million decline in honey bee colonies and honey production decreased by 90 percent during the 2019/2020 brush fire. These wonderful little pollinators are disappearing fast.

Interesting Facts About Bees

In recent years, bee stings have been known to have some health benefits. The toxin within bee venom is called melittin and may prevent HIV, it may also ease pains associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Again, this just shows how amazing these little guys are to our planet.

Bees are hardwired to do a specific job. For example, a scout bee will search for new sources of food while soldier bees are hardwired to protect. About one percent of all middle-aged bees become undertakers, which means they remove dead bees from the hive. However, bees have to change their brain chemistry before they can take on a new job.

Bees can recognize human faces the same way that humans do and it’s known as configural processing. The New York Times reports that this type of process could help computer scientists improve the way facial recognition technology works.

Bees do not see flowers the way humans do. Bees see in the ultraviolet spectrum (which humans cannot do), but they can’t see the color red. To find flowers, bees use smell and ultraviolet patterns, known also as honeyguides, to create landing zones.

As amazing as bees are, they have still considered a pest, and a lot of people are allergic to bees which means, during the summer, they are quite a nuisance.

Do you have bees on your property? If you’ve seen one, chances are you’ll see a lot more. Bees are not loners, so chances are high that there is a hive nearby. If you think that you have a bee problem, it’s time to call pest control. Wildout Animal and Pest Removal is the company that you want to call. Not only can they fully inspect your home, business, and/or property, they can also remove the bees and/hive(s) from your yard. Wildout can also set up preventive measures to lessen the risk of bees coming back. All you have to do is give them a call today! 844-945-3688

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