The pain of being stung by a
bee is unbearable. However, you shouldn’t worry. If you have an active sex
life, then being stung by a bee is a miracle. Why? Because a toxin in a bee’s
venom contains melittin that may prevent HIV. What it does is the toxin pokes
holes into the virus’ protective envelope to kill it.
Another thing is that bee
stings can ease the pain of people that are suffering from rheumatoid
arthritis. The molecules found in the bee’s venom is known to increase your
body’s glucocorticoid level to prevent inflammation.
Bees Are Hard Workers
Bees are vastly different from
people when it comes to working. During the winter seasons, bees can live and
work up to nine months. However, it’s a different story during summer as they
last only six weeks until they make their own bed. That said, bees just work
until they die, which is impressive.
Bees Brain Chemistry is Amazing
There are different types of
bees. We have the scout bees, which are the ones who search for food. And then
we have the soldier bees which guards the hive for the rest of their lives.
Finally, we have the undertakers who remove the dead bees out of their hive. But
the spotlight goes to regular honeybees where they can perform multiple jobs
throughout their life. What’s amazing about them is that they can alter their
brain chemistry before tackling another job. Talk about multitasking at its
Their Brain is Unbelievable
When adult bees do jobs that
are meant for younger bees, their brain stops aging. Meaning, their brain ages
in reverse that will make them think young again. A study conducted by various
scientists shows that this helps the bees to slow the possible onset of
Bees Provide Medicine
Bees use a mixture of poplar
and evergreen to create a resin called “propolis” to reinforce their hive. What’s
amazing about this is that propolis can cure various health conditions such as
cold sores, canker sores, herpes, sore throat, eczema, and even cavities.
Bees Can Recognize Humans
Bees eyes are like a multi-camera
system that can combine multiples images into one. That said, whenever they see
a human face, they take parts from the eyebrows, lips, nose, mouth, etc. to
form one big picture of a face. This process is called the “configural
processing,” which can help most tech manufacturers today to improve facial
Every Bee Has Different
Not all bees are identical to
each other. Sure they do when it comes to appearance, but their personalities
differ from each and one of them. Researchers have found that there are bees who
are adventure-seekers, timid bees, etc. A study conducted in 2011 also showed
that bees also have feelings. It’s like a real-life Disney movie where insects
or animals can talk.
The Effects of Caffeine &
Cocaine to Bees
Caffeine does wonders to bees.
A nectar laced with caffeine can attract pollinators such as bees to keep
coming back for more. However, it’s miles different to cocaine as they turn
bees into pesky little liars. Bees get high when in contact with cocaine, which
makes them dance to communicate with their fellow brethren to indicate there’s
good food nearby even though there are not. What’s worst is that they exaggerate
their moves and overemphasize the food’s quality when they get high too much.
They Can Travel Using Ancient
They say that out with the old,
in with the new. That’s not true for most of the case for bees. They use the
sun as a compass to travel wherever they want to go. And when it’s cloudy, they
navigate by polarized light to find the sun in the sky. This method is
similarly used by Vikings back then where they navigate using the sun by the
help of sundials.
Bees Have the Ability to Solve
Picture yourself in a situation
where you have to visit six different stores located at various places in the
city and you must find the shortest distance to travel while visiting the six.
This is what mathematicians call the “traveling salesman problem” which can
really take a toll on your brain. For bees, however, solving this one is as
easy as pie. In fact, bees are the only animals that can solve this problem in
the entire animal species.
Bees Are Efficient Builders
Back then, various
mathematicians and philosophers have proven that honeycombs were the most
practical structures that are built around. Honeycombs use the least amount of
wax, which makes them efficient structures. And what’s even surprising is that
honeycombs are made with perfectly-shaped hexagons where you can say that bees
put too much attention to detail.
Bees Behave Like Serial Killers
Serial killers commit their
crimes close to home but not too near that the neighbors will notice. The same
goes for bees where they collect pollen close to their hive but far enough that
predators can’t spot the hive. Scientists have studied this kind of situation
and have compiled some few algorithms which helped the police to track serial
Bees are Job Creators
In the US, over 1.51 pounds of
honey are consumed by Americans each year. In addition to that, bees worked
hard to pollinate every single plant or crops each year that they can cover up
to 80% of crops in the entire country.