Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


There are honey bees and there are bumble bees- and that's really all I knew.

But I've been reading up on the subject and now I know a lot more.

For example: there are over 250 types of bee in the UK.

Another thing: Bees are descended from wasps.

And another: Most types of bee are solitary. It's only the honey bee that lives in huge colonies.

And another: All bees are pollinators but only the honey bee and a few types of bumble bee make honey.

And yet another: Some bees are "cuckoos" laying their eggs in the nests of other bees just as the cuckoo does.
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