Do Bees Have Knees?

Similar to humans, bees have knees; they are called femorotibial joints A popular idiom from the previous century has made some wonder if bees do, in fact, have knees. Bees indeed have knees, however, it doesn’t function in the same way that humans’ knees do. Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the […]

How Many Legs Do Bees Have?


Bees have three pairs of legs which is one of the reasons why they are classed as insects Bees have three sets of legs for a total of six legs, which they use to walk, groom themselves, and collect pollen. Their legs can work independently or together to complete tasks that are crucial to the […]

Do Bees Have Venom?


Bees use their venom to paralyze other insects Bees have venom that they use to defend their colony as well as paralyze other insects for food. Not all bees have venom, and the proteins inside the venom itself are what make a bee sting painful. Table of Contents Add a header to begin generating the […]

Do Bees Have Lungs?


Bees’ respiratory system are made up of the tracheal sacs, spiracles and the trachea While bees can breathe and have their own respiratory system, they do not have lungs as humans do. Instead, bees have structures called tracheal sacs that they breathe through. These sacs are foundational to their complex respiratory system. Table of Contents […]

Do Bees Have Ears?


The subgenual organs located on the legs, are part of the bees’ complex hearing system Bees do not have ears but still have hearing abilities. The honeybee auditory system reveals the ways bee colonies communicate with each other and interact with the world around them. Bees emit and detect noises in a more limited range […]

Bee Vision

Bee Vision

Bees can see ultraviolet light and have a broad range of colour vision A bee’s vision is a powerful tool that helps find food sources and sense danger. Bees have a broad range of colour vision and can see ultraviolet light, which helps them identify nectar on flowers. Between their five types of eyes, bees […]

Bumblebee Anatomy

Bumblebee Anatomy

The three main parts of a bumblebee are the head, thorax and abdomen Bumblebees are like their honey bee counterparts in their internal anatomy. However, they have noticeable distinctions from each other. Bumblebees are larger, rounder, and bright yellow. Additionally, each kind of bumblebee – the queen, drone, and worker – is built differently. Table […]

Bee Wings

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Bees have two sets of wings to help them fly and carry out various important tasks including communicating and temperature control Bees don’t flap their wings up and down as we may think. Their wings twist and swivel to take flight. The special makeup of bee wings makes it possible for the bees to use […]

Bee Eyes

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Bees have two types of eyes and each has its own function Bees have unique eyes that make them different from other types of bees and insects. Bees have five eyes in total: two large eyes and three smaller ones. Each set of eyes carries its own unique function, such as detecting shapes and seeing […]

Why Do Bees Have Sticky Hair?

Bees’ bodies are covered in thick, sticky hair including their tongue and eyes Honey bees have nearly three million hairs on their bodies that help them accomplish a variety of different tasks. This stickiness is vital to many operations, including collecting pollen, eating, and even sensing temperature. Table of Contents Add a header to begin […]