The bees

Maya the bee is definitely the most popular bee, children especially love her and even some adults. In addition to being part of the entertainment world, bees are an indispensable part of our ecosystem and even in the medical field.

How do bees live?

With a life expectancy of only a few months, bees live in a very organized society. Thus, in the hive, everyone has a task to accomplish and does it. A standard hive have been composed of cleaners who take care of cleaning the cells, of the nurses who, as its name indicates, take care of feeding the larvae. Then we have the architects who are in charge of building the different compartments of the hive. We can't forget to mention the ventilator whose job is to air the hive so that it doesn't get too hot in the hive. The hive also has a keeper in charge of protecting the colony and a forager who has to supply the hive with water but especially with pollen. And of course every hive has a queen who is in charge of laying eggs to ensure the survival of the hive.

The benefits of bees for society

In addition to the honey they provide us with, bees are also useful in other fields such as medicine: Apitherapy. The apitherapy use the products of the hive widely and wisely nowadays in the world of beauty and even health. The venom of bees have been used to relieve certain pains. Honey have been widely used for its invigorating properties on hair and skin. A substance originally secreted by the worker bees for the larvae and the queen known as Royal jelly is now the main ingredient of many anti-aging creams. This is just a sample of all the benefits we can get from the hive and the bees.