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Only worker bees sting, and only if they feel threatened and they die once they sting. Queens have a stinger, but they don't leave the hive to help defend it. It is estimated that 1100 honey bee stings are required to be fatal.
Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.
A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen.
During winter, honey bees feed on the honey they collected during the warmer months. They form a tight cluster in their hive to keep the queen and themselves warm
A honey bee visits 50-100 flowers during a collection tour.
Honey bees don’t sleep. Instead, they spend their nights motionless, conserving energy for the next day’s activities.
Honey bees have 170 odorant receptors, compared with only 62 in fruit flies and 79 in mosquitoes.

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