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  • What are bees?
    Bees are flying insects known for their vital role in pollinating plants and producing honey. They belong to the order Hymenoptera and are closely related to wasps and ants.
  • Why are bees important?
    Bees play a crucial role in pollinating crops, which helps in the production of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. They are essential for biodiversity and food security.
  • How many species of bees are there?
    There are over 20,000 species of bees worldwide. The most commonly recognized are honeybees, bumblebees, and solitary bees.
  • What is the lifespan of a bee?
    The lifespan of a bee varies depending on the species. Worker honeybees, for example, live for about 4-6 weeks during the summer, while queen bees can live for several years.
  • What is honey?
    Honey is a sweet, sticky substance bees produce from the nectar of flowers. It serves as their primary food source and is harvested by beekeepers for human consumption.
  • How is honey made?
    Bees collect nectar from flowers and then store it in their honey stomachs. Back at the hive, they regurgitate the nectar, and enzymes in their stomachs convert it into honey. Bees then evaporate excess water from the honey, and it's stored in honeycomb cells.
  • What are the different types of honey?
    Honey comes in various flavors and colors, depending on the nectar source. Common typesinclude clover honey, wildflower honey, and manuka honey, known for its unique medicinal properties.
  • Is honey a healthy sweetener?
    Honey is a natural sweetener with antioxidants and small amounts of vitamins and minerals. While it's a healthier alternative to refined sugar, it should still be consumed in moderation due to its calorie content.
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