Hollywood has by no means been recognized to provide factually right motion pictures, from historic occasions to the intricacies of animal interactions. Jerry Seinfeld’s Bee Film is a working example. In Bee Film, Jerry Seinfeld performs a younger bee, male in fact, who desires a life past the beehive. He joins the “pollen jocks” – the male bees who depart the hive to gather pollen, which the female and male bees within the hive, of their uninteresting jobs, flip into honey.
Actual life is sort of totally different. It’s the feminine bees that depart the hive searching for pollen, the males who stay as drones to do the work of the hive. The plot of Bee Film may have been so significantly better if this little truth had not been obscured, however that is a subject for one more article.
Let’s get again to the reality about bees. Bees produce honey, which has lengthy been thought-about nature’s excellent meals, and bee pollen merchandise and honey based mostly merchandise have gotten more and more common with at the moment’s shopper.
Bee pollen merchandise
Bees (feminine ones) depart the hive to seek out pollen from quite a lot of flowers. After they return, the employee bees (males) take the pollen and pack it into granules, including honey (in any other case often known as nectar), which is used as meals by the hive. People harvest this bee pollen, in any other case known as bee bread or ambrosia.
What’s fascinating about bee pollen is that no two batches are alike. The “pollen jockettes” (if I could so time period them) deliver again pollen from many various sources, and this alters the composition of the pollen.
So, what do bee pollen merchandise do people make?
Bathtub and physique merchandise enriched with bee pollen are very talked-about at the moment. They embody merchandise for moisturizing, for exfoliation and even shampoo.
Honey based mostly merchandise
Once more, honey has lengthy been thought-about as nature’s excellent meals. Certainly, folks have been consuming honey since virtually the start of time – it is even talked about within the Bible.
Immediately, folks eat honey as a condiment on bread, on ice cream, and even by itself. It is also used as a sweetener in honey barbecue, and honey mustard could be very common.
All bees produce honey, however solely the honey produced by honey bees is edible by people. Bees create honey by a course of I will not go into right here (nicely, if you happen to should know, they remodel nectar (pollen) into honey by regurgitating it), however it’s then saved in honeycombs as a part of their meals provide.
Honey based mostly merchandise embody honey, in fact, and even mead. A few of at the moment’s beers additionally use it as a flavoring ingredient. It is usually used to make fragrant candles.
Why we want bees
Plenty of folks discover bees annoying and can kill them on sight, which is a pity as a result of all bees carry out an essential service for mankind. As a result of they go from flower to flower amassing pollen, additionally they deposit pollen on these flowers, “pollinating” them, and insuring that flowers themselves survive!
So deal with bees nicely!