Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Creatures=Honey Bee

Hello everyone, I am feeling good again today, woke up in little pain and that I like, it is another cold day but thankfully it isn't wet today just cold.

Today is Tuesday and that means it is Australian creatures day and today I am telling you about the humble honey bee, as you may or may not know the honey bee is not native to Australia. Now the honey bee is both common and can be deadly to some people.

When a honey bee stings a person its barbed stinger remains in the person but it isn't just the stinger left behind but also part of the bee's abdomen and digestive tract as well as muscles and nerves. What this means to the bee is that it dies after it stings, that sucks for the bee.

Generally if you are stung you will suffer a sharp burning pain and some minor swelling but if you are allergic you may have more swelling and if you really allergic it can cause severe breathing problems as well and that can be life threatening.

You may have heard that bees are dying out, this is not a good thing because the bee performs a task that is vital to the survival of agriculture, pollination in fact one third of the worlds food supply is pollinated by bees, so without bees us humans wouldn't have much to eat.

So yes the honey bee can be deadly to some but they are so important.


Margaret-whiteangel said...

I have been bitten 2 times in my life that I can recall, first time it stung like I don't know what, second time not so bad at all.

Rita said...

I got stung once when I was about 10 years old. A bee (or a wasp) landed in my hair and I didn't know what it was and went to brush it away and got stung in my palm. Really hurt. Had a ways to go home and had to get the stinger out. I don't know if wasps lose their stinger. Now in the days of google I could find out, I suppose.

Aha! I always thought it was a bee. Google says wasps do not have barbs and can even sting you more than once...so it was a bee after all. Now I know for sure. :)

Nancy Chan said...

I am scared of bees but I love to drink honey!

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I was bitten a few times as a child but not as an adult

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Being stunk sucks, my youngest daughter was stunk as a child and she turned out to be allergic as her hand swelled up three times its normal size

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

I really like honey but bees freak me out

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