Merry Meerkat Marginalia

Book Reviews.

124 Followers
174 Following
merrymeerkatmarginalia

Bees! Learn About Bees and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn!

Bees! Learn About Bees and Enjoy Colorful Pictures - Look and Learn! (50+ Photos of Bees) - Becky Wolff

3.5 Stars, Borrow



Pictures are so small you can barely see them which is seriously annoying but unfortunately a common problem in this series… Ok, so there’s this “fact”: “It takes one ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world.” So how exactly would one know that? I’d like to see where the author got this fact. I seriously doubt bees fly all the way around the world.

 

Ugh, so how to rate this.  This edition was strong on facts (not counting the questionable one mentioned above) and I really did learn a lot about honeybees that I did not know.  The picture size seriously annoyed me and definitely was enough to downgrade this. So despite this being actually helpful and educational I don’t think I can rate this higher than 3.5 stars

 

Did you know…..

 

The honey bee has been around for 30 million years  o.O

Bees carry pollen on a section of their hind legs called pollen baskets. (Did not know this)

Pollen is needed to feed baby bees and help them grow (again, didn’t know this)

Honeybees communicate with one another by dancing so as to give distance and direction of

The honeybee is NOT born knowing how to make honey; they are taught by experienced bees. (Cool!!!)

The queen bee lays up to 2,500 eggs per day in the summer when she is busiest.

Honeybees are not native to USA. They were brought by early settlers.