WHY ARE BEES SO IMPORTANT?
Bees, bumblebees and other butterflies play an essential role in preserving biodiversity, as they provide nearly 80% of the pollination of flowering plants! We are highly dependent on their activity, especially for our food.
Pollination is simply the transport of pollen, flowers in bloom, allowing the sexual reproduction of plants. Apart from insects, water or wind are other important means of pollination. This is particularly the case for the reproduction of cereals, mainly by the wind.
LET'S TALK ABOUT OUR BEES. DO YOU REALLY KNOW THESE SMALL INSECTS?
They are incredible!
These little workers have a life of only one month, but they do not sleep!
They travel about 700 km and can forage up to 250 flowers per hour!
They forage outside but they also work inside the hive.
Before being able to visit the flowers, a bee will perform different spots in the hive. She will begin by cleaning, then she will become a nurse, and then, she will begin to secrete wax and can become a builder! It's not over, let's not forget storekeepers, air makers, caretakers, etc.
These sacred bees really don't know rest, and will eventually die out leaving us as a memory, precious honey; flower nectar sucked and processed during their digestion!
And do not forget, every time you eat half a teaspoon of honey, remember that only one bee has worked all his life to produce it!
Respect our friends the bees!
Did you know ?
WHY IS HONEY HARD OR LIQUID?
At the time of extraction, all honeys are liquid. Over time, the sugars contained in honey tend to crystallize. Sugars are then converted into glucose and fructose. The higher the glucose level is, the more the honey will be hard and crystallized. Conversely, the more fructose, the longer the honey stays liquid. The honey can be reliquefier by heating it in a water bath at 40 ° C (be careful, beyond it loses its properties).