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A honeybee has

6 legs
4 wings
2 antennae and
5 eyes.

3 eyes are simple eyes on its forehead and
2 are compound eyes.
1 compound eye consists of
9000 ommatidia in worker bees and
19000 ommatidia in drones (allegedly so they can better spot a queen).

Not a honeybee, but the beautiful eyes of a carpenter bee (photo by Muhammad Mahdi Karim)

13°C is the temperature on the outside of the winter cluster.
35°C is the temperature in the brood nest.

0,1g is the weight of a worker bee.

7 000 000 sperms can be held in the queen’s spermatheca.

25 km/h is as fast as a bee can fly (ground speed, I assume, but do not know)

And in
1851 the Reverend Lorenzo Lorraine Langstroth of Pennsylvania invented the „Langstroth Hive“, now the standard beehive in many parts of the world.


Source: Länderinstitut für Bienenkunde Hohen-Neuendorf

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