Humans have been keeping honeybees for thousands of years, yet the insects still manage to surprise us. Lost in the debate over what is causing the death of bees is how intricately complex their lives are, from the tiniest brood to the virgin queen. After all, what other invertebrate communicates by dance?
Things you may not know about Apis mellifera
A charge on the bee's hair attracts pollen.
The airtight, strawlike tube sucks up nectar and also works in reverse to feed offspring from a honey stomach.
The jaws help bite and pack pollen...