Bee-utiful Bee Facts You'll Want to Know
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A bee taste tests nectar!
When a bee finds nectar, the first thing she does is take it back to the hive so the other worker bees can taste it. If it’s good, they all go out and collect more.
The most amazing thing about these girls is they communicate by dancing. If a bee thinks the nectar is good they will dance excitedly so the other bees notice and join in.
The type of dance they do depends on how close the honey is. If it’s nearby the bee who found the nectar will dance in a circle, called a ‘round dance’. If it’s quite a distance they perform the ‘waggle dance’. Believe it or not, the length of time the bee shakes her abdomen tells them how far to fly. These creatures are amazing!