Bees

Photo: Christopher Gezon / Zion National Park, Honey Bee (Some rights reserved)

Bee = Insect with four wings that is related to the wasps, gathers pollen and nectar from flowers from which it makes beebread and honey for food, and usually lives in large colonies

Headlines
Royal Australian Mint releases $2 honey bee coin to mark bicentenary of the industry in Australia

Recommended Listening
Celebrating 200 years of honeybees in Australia

Celebrations
May 20 is World Bee Day. Hashtag: #WorldBeeDay

The date coincides with the birthday of Anton JanÅ¡a, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia and praised the bees for their ability to work so hard, while needing little attention.

August 17 is National Bee Day in Mexico. Hashtag: #DiaNacionalDeLasAbejas

Headlines
A Celestial Event Left Bees Speechless – The Atlantic
Magnetic Sensing through the Abdomen of the Honey bee
A game of drones: why some bees kill their queens

Elephants and bees
DW: Elephants hate bees. In fact, they hate them so much that it gave conservationists an idea: hang beehives in the trees which need protecting and the elephants won’t even go near them! –

Key Links
worldbeeday.org
un.org/en/events/beeday

Recommended Listening
Tiny But Mighty – An Imperiled Bee Could Make Big Impact On Mojave Ecosystem

Elsewhere on the Web
mygardenofathousandbees.com

Photos
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Wikipedia
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Australian native bees

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