According to scientists, honey bees originated in Southeast Asia over 35 million years ago even though the first fossil record of bees is actually from Europe because apparently Southeast Asia doesn’t have fossil records and if you ask Bossy Southeast Asia is kind of sensitive about this.
Honey bees are similar to humans in that they communicate with each other by dancing. And because the virgin Queen mates with multiple drones before surrendering to her domesticity — an existence where she is the sole breeding female living in a
suburb colony with thousands of other drones and worker bees who spend their days building the Queen a family room addition.
Other similarities with humans: they have two pairs of wings, five eyes, and six legs.
Honey bees fly 20 miles per hour balancing their pollen in a basket between their hind legs. They are responsible for pollinating one-third of the American diet — including fruit, nuts, vegetables, and the Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese.
Except they’re disappearing. Beginning late last year, billions of honey bees went Missing In Action from crop fields in the United States, Europe, and Brazil. Missing. No dead bodies. Just: gone.
But Bossy is happy to report she’s solved the mystery! Pesticides Schmesticides: Do you know where the bees are? They’ve relocated to Bossy’s very own new front porch!