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Here is a wood-burning bee:

    Recognizable by its black color and its large size, reaching a wingspan of up to 5 centimeters. The wood borer is distinguished by its characteristic of building its nest in the wood and living most of the time solitary.

    Honey :

    Honey consumption in France increases every year, but unfortunately the production of French honey is not increasing, it is even decreasing slightly.

    On average, France imports 34,000 tonnes of honey, mainly from Ukraine or Spain. However, there are risks in importing such products.

    In 2014 , the UFC-Que Choisir showed that out of 20 honeys first prize » purchased in various supermarket chains, six had added sugar, or almost a third of the products.

    In 2015 , the European Union published a study revealing that out of 1200 imported honeys, more than 30% were fraudulent!

    2016 was a catastrophic year for honey. Production has never been so low since the 1970s. French beekeepers harvested less than 10,000 tonnes of honey, almost half as much as in 2015.

    In 2021 , faced with poor weather conditions, honey production is in sharp decline, a drop of almost 38% compared to 2020.

    Did you know that bees have two stomachs?

    The first is for their digestion, while the second stomach, called the crop or honey stomach, is used to store the nectar they collect from the flowers. This allows them to take it back to the hive and use it to make honey. Additionally, this second stomach also allows them to transport water; an essential element in the honey-making process.

    Fruit trees are the plants most dependent on pollination by bees.

    It is estimated that bees pollinate 80% of all flowers on the planet. Fruit trees are the plants most dependent on pollination by bees.

    Did you know that each bee plays a well-defined role within the colony?

    Each bee plays a well-defined role within the colony. Some clean the inside of the hive, others stand guard in front of the hive.

    Did you know that bees dance?

    When a bee finds a good source of nectar, it returns to the hive and shows the other bees where the nectar source is located by performing a dance that positions the flower in relation to the sun and the hive.

    Did you know that bees beat their wings 200 times per second?

    Honey bees are fabulous insects. They fly at a speed of around 25 km/he and beat their wings 200 times per second!

    Did you know that bees have 5 eyes?

    The two larger eyes are called compound eyes and are located on the sides of the head. The three smaller ocelli, for their part, are located in the upper part of the head. Eyespots allow bees to focus on the closest objects. The arrangement of the eyes allows bees to have a good view of the surrounding world, especially during flight.

    Albert Einstein and the bees:

    If the bee disappeared from the surface of the globe, man would only have four years to live," Albert Einstein is said to have said. It is possible that the snowball effect of the disappearance of bees on other species, plants and animals, ultimately threatens the survival of the human species.

    Did you know that there are 20,000 different species of bees in the world, of which 1,000 exist in France?

    There are 20,000 different species of bees, of which 1,000 exist in France. The lifespan of our bees is quite short since on average, a worker bee born in summer lives for one month. However, those born in winter can live for 10 months.

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