Silver Bee Brooch
This silver bee brooch has been hand-made by Sue using one of the popular charms from her range of Steampunk Jewellery.
This Silver Bee Brooch is 4 cm across its wings and 3.6 cm from the tip of its antennae to the end of its legs. It costs just £7.99 with free postage and packaging. It is base metal with a silver coloured coating.
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madde fromThis silver bee brooch has been hand-made by Sue using one of the popular charms from her range of Steampunk Jewellery.
This Silver Bee Brooch is 4 cm across its wings and 3.6 cm from the tip of its antennae to the end of its legs. It costs just £7.99 with free postage and packaging. It is made from base metal with a silver coloured coating.
Bee Facts and Myths
This much-loved insect is not only a key part of our food chain as a pollinator, it is said that charms in the shape of a honey bee are said to be good luck for attracting wealth. Myth says these bee charms and symbols are lucky for success in life.
A bee colony consists of 20,000 to 60,000 honey bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female; they live for about six weeks and do all the work. The queen bee can live up to five years; her role is to fill the hive with eggs.
Only female bees can sting, but not all species of bees are able to sting.
A stinging bee can only ever sting once. There is a barb on the sting that gets caught in our and most other large animals’ skin. The bee will die when the sting is removed from its body.
Bees are not the same species as wasps. Bees are vegetarian, but wasps eat other insects.
Not all bees produce honey. In fact 95% of bee species don’t produce enough honey to be worth harvesting.
Not all members of a hive are “busy bees”. Many males don’t do any work in the nest or hive.
Only 10% of bees live in social groups such as hives. Most bees are solitary, living in individual nests tunnelled in the soil or tree trunks.
In general, bees do not live for very long. Solitary bees live only a few weeks, just long enough to mate, build nests and produce offspring. Honey and bumble bee workers and males live about six weeks. The workers spend half their time working on the hive and the other half foraging for pollen and nectar. The queens live longer. Bumble bee queens live up to one year, and honey bee queens can live up to four years.
Even lots of bee stings are not likely to kill you. The average adult can withstand more than 1000 stings, although 500 stings could kill a child.
Find out more about bees at //www.buzzaboutbees.net/bee-sting-facts.html