Friday, April 1, 2011

Friday Creature Feature - Honeybee

Today's featured creature is the honeybee. Without this vital insect, life on earth would be entirely different. The honeybee is responsible for the pollination of large amounts of fruit crops around the world, and some plants would not produce fruit at all without the help of honeybees. Interestingly, pollination is accomplished accidentally as the bee forages for nectar and pollen to take back to the hive.

There are four different species of honeybee around the world, all belonging to the genus Apis. Cave paintings indicate that people have been harvesting honey from bees for at least 8,000 years. The honey we eat is produced as the bees refine and concentrate the nectar they collect.

The First Friday Creature Feature is hosted right here on the first Friday of every month.  You're invited to join in!  Here's how:
1. Write a post featuring some creature that lives in your garden.
2. Within your post, include a link to my Creature Feature post so people know where to find the creatures.
3. Add your link below and leave a comment.
Thanks for participating and please join in again next month!


One said...

Hi! I remember to link my little creatures this time to Creature Feature at Garden Adventures. Have a great weekend.

One said...

Hi again! I've linked 2 of my new posts. One of them comes with a bee too.

lotusleaf said...

Gorgeous photo. Honeybees pollinate rice too.

DD said...

What a lovely idea and a great blog. Found it through My Garden My Hobbies blog. The Honeybees in our garden are loving the scimia at the moment. Will try and join in next month, in the mean rime I'll keep my eyes open for interesting creatures in the garden

sonia a. mascaro said...

You have a great blog!

Thanks for follow me on my blog.
Have a nice weekend.


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