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How Do Honeybees Get Their Jobs? | National Geographic

How Do Honeybees Get Their Jobs? | National Geographic



Every honeybee has a job to do. Some are nurses who take care of the brood; some are janitors who clean the hive; others are foragers who gather pollen to make honey. Collectively, honeybees are able to achieve an incredible level of sophistication, especially considering their brains are only the size of sesame seeds. But how are these jobs divvied up, and where do bees learn the skills to execute them?
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  1. Honeybees rely on a mixture of genetics, hormones, and situational necessity to figure out what their job is in the hive. To learn more, you can read on here: https://on.natgeo.com/2TzIhz6

  2. I love honey bees, I am not a bee keeper, but I plant flowers for honey bees and butterflies. It just surprised me how good they are around me, they never sting me at all. I have one concern though, I put hummingbird nectar in my garden, and the bees are the one who consume it and looks like they become fatter lol.

  3. And then their are the lazy bees that don’t do anything around the house but smoke weed and watch bee tv. 😡

  4. The questions is: How much each bee gets paid?

  5. Wait male eggs don't need to be fertilized? That's incredible! So the males are genetically identical to their mothers? But doesn't that entail a danger of inbreeding?

  6. Good for them. They will have job security when they get old. No need to apply.

  7. Did you see the big mite on the Queens back … lol

  8. Hard workers in the world😂😂😂

  9. The drone at 1:07 has a varroa mite on its back.

  10. Didn't anybody notice the mite on the drone at 1:06 ?

  11. Humans make a bee's life look so complicated and inteligent, when it's as simple as let's live and survive.

  12. 2:27 Don’t they eat nectar from the flower with their proboscis or do they eat pollen or do they eat both? Isn’t the pollen for germination of other flowers?

  13. Honey bees collect nectar from flowers to make honey, not pollen.

  14. Do they have unemployment problem?

  15. I feel ashamed to be a part of a process which steals from these hardworking species. 🙁 It didn't have to be this way!

  16. No honey no jobs.. 😂🍯🐝Homeless ones will have to stick with stems till they die. 😂

  17. Thanks for the wonderful footage! Is this a varroa mite riding on the back of the drone in the video? Varroa destructor is making the life of our busy honey bees even more difficult.

  18. Dirty little Mite on the drones back

  19. Thanks for mentioning that some species of bees are on the brink of extinction due to habitat loss, human contact and natural causes. Much appreciated 🤙

  20. "And it shall come to pass in that day that the Lord shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria. And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes. In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet; and it shall also consume the beard."
    – 2 Nephi 17:18-20, Book of Mormon

  21. Bees are more productive than me…🤐

  22. DRONES live it up while the workers. A.K.A slaves slave it out eh?….N I C E…Very N I C E :-p

  23. Have not you heard, all this came about the day of the big Bang, C'mon God Almighty Creator of all things even Bee's,
    Honey!!! Think about that bangers and evolutionists,(Ha,ha,&ha!!! Explain that to your followers!!!

  24. After watching this video I realized that being a worker bee is like being my wife.

  25. Being a drone bee beats being me any day of the week.

  26. Funny, I thought they went through the insect help wanted section 🙂

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