Califonia Bountiful

Jake's "Top 10"

Nov./Dec. 2015 California Bountiful magazine

Learn more about honeybees

Monterey County teen beekeeper Jake Reisdorf loves creating a buzz about bees. "The message that I want everyone to know is: If the bees go, we go, so help save the bees," he says.

Here, Jake shares his top 10 favorite bee facts:

1. Honey bees are being trained to sniff out bombs. 

2. Honey bees can recognize faces.

3. Small larvae are fed between 150 to 800 times per day. VIA – The Beekeepers Handbook

4. Honey bees have 5 eyes, and can't see red but they can see ultraviolet light. 

5. Bee venom is being tested to treat arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and even cancer.

6. Honey has been found in ancient tombs dating back some 4,700 to 5,500 years. VIA - 21st Century Homestead: Beekeeping Book

7. Honey bees contribute over 14.6 billion to U.S. crop production.

8. Honey bees change their brain chemistry when they change hive jobs.

9. Digital honey bee brains are being used to pilot drones.

10. A honey bee needs to eat about 5 to 7 pounds of honey in order to produce 1 pound of wax. VIA – Bee-keepers' Record

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