Honey Bee Facts: Discover An Amazing Social Insect That Plays An Important Role In Ecosystems Around the World

Honey bee facts for kids and adults. Discover an amazing social insect that plays an important role in many ecosystems.

Most people can identify a honey bee. These gold and brown insects are a familiar sight in gardens, fields and parks as they fly from flower to flower collecting nectar and pollen.

Honey bees and other pollinators play a vital role in most land-based ecosystems. In a relationship that began in the Cretaceous Period, flowers provide insects with nutrients, and in return insects spread pollen to other flowers, enabling the plants to reproduce and spread.

The honey produced by a colony of honey bees makes their nests a valuable source of food for many animals, including man. Man began keeping bees as long as 7,000 years ago (perhaps even longer).

On this page you’ll discover: the different types of honey bees; the life-cycle of a honey bee; the life-cycle of a honey bee colony; and the three different types of honey bee found in a colony.

Continue reading to find out more about these truly amazing (and important) insects…

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European Mantis Facts, Pictures & In-Depth Information. Discover A Widespread Praying Mantis Species…

European Mantis Facts

European mantis facts, pictures and in-depth information.

Despite its name, the European mantis is found not only in Europe, but also in Asia and Africa. The species has also been introduced to North America, and is found in both the United States and Canada.

The European mantis is one of several species known as a ‘praying mantis’.

Read on to find out more about this fascinating predatory insect…

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Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Facts For Kids and Students: Pictures, Information & Video

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Facts

This page contains rusty patched bumble bee facts for kids and students. This animal is part of our Endangered Animals series.

A free printable pdf worksheet is available for this page. Click here or on the image below to download. (Answers can be found here.)

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Worksheet
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Worksheet: Click image to download.

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Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Butterfly Facts For Kids: Pictures, Information & Video

Queen Alexandra's Birdwing Butterfly

This page contains amazing Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing butterfly facts for kids (and adults).

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Leafcutter Ant Facts For Kids

Leafcutter Ant

Many of the most amazing rainforest animals we’ve looked at have been big animals. However, one of the most incredible rainforest animals of all is very small. Leafcutter ants eat more rainforest vegetation than any other type of animal. Not only that, they actually grow their own food, and live in colonies that can contain over eight million insects! Let’s learn more leafcutter ant facts …

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Blue Morpho Butterfly Facts

Blue Morpho Butterfly Facts

This page contains blue morpho butterfly facts, and information about other rainforest butterflies.

The Blue Morpho Butterfly is a beautiful butterfly with brilliant blue wings. It is found in the tropical rainforests of South and Central America.

Don’t be deceived; those blue wings aren’t just for show! They’ve evolved that way for a number of reasons. Let’s find out more about this and other facts about blue morphos. Oh, and we’ll also look at some other rainforest butterflies …

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