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Bees generally are not aggresive and only sting when they feel threatened.
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Brown and yellow in colour and smaller than the bumblebee. They are the species kept by beekeepers in hives from which honey and wax are made. In the height of Summer there is an average of 35 / 40,000 bees in the hive. Over the Winter this falls to around 5,000.
Solitary bees are not simply bees who have left the hive and are now alone. There are over 200 species of solitary bee and, as the name suggests, they live alone, although in truth they often nest close to one another. They do not produce honey, do not have a queen and do not live in hives. They are often found in many gardens during spring and summer but go largely unobserved. Common species include the masonry, mining and leaf cutter bees.
Mason bee is a name now commonly used for species of bees in the genus Osmia, of the family Megachilidae. Mason bees are named for their habit of using mud or other "masonry" products in constructing their nests, which are made in naturally occurring gaps such as between cracks in stones or other small dark cavities. The female is often seen constructing a tiny tunnel in a wall, normally in the pointing between the bricks where she lays a single egg.
A bumblebee is any of over 250 species in the genus Bombus, part of Apidae, one of the bee families. This genus is the only extant group in the tribe Bombini, though a few extinct related genera are known from fossilsLarger and rounder than honeybees and often produce a deep buzzing sound, bumble bees build small round grass nests, often under buildings or in holes in the ground. They do not swarm, nor do they sting, unless the nest is disturbed. If possible, bumblebee nests should be left undisturbed, as at the end of the summer, all bees, except the queen, will die and the nest will be abandoned.
Why are bees important?
While to many they are simply the fuzzy flying insects we see darting among the flowers during the warmer months, bees are actually so much more than this, and have an important part to play in maintaining our planet. Where trees and woods are essential to filter our air, bees are vital to both pollinate the food we need to survive and pollinate many of the trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.
According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, approximately 80% of all flowering plants are specialised for pollination by animals, mostly insects (which includes bees). Pollination is crucial because many of our vegetables, fruits and the crops that feed our livestock rely on it to be fertilised, so without it, we could go hungry. Vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus and cucumber rely on the pollination of bees, as do apricots, strawberries, apples, tomatoes and almonds.
While there are other methods of pollination, including by the wind, birds, bats and other insects, wild bees are among the most important pollinators because they are capable of pollinating on a much bigger scale. It has been estimated that it would cost farmers in the UK an incredible £1.8 billion per year to manually pollinate their crops, which just further emphasises the importance of bees.
Anyone who is stung by a bee or wasp is likely to suffer a painful swelling at the site of the sting. For most people, the sting is not dangerous. Some people also experience an allergic reaction to the venom. For most of these people, the allergic reaction is mild resulting in swelling at the site of the sting.