There’s a picture on the wall.
“A hive of bees.
It’s a photo of a hive of bumblebees.
And it’s been on the internet for years, in a thread by one user that has since been deleted.
But that was before a new thread started.
Now a new one has popped up, which appears to be a new hive of the bumblebee.
And the beekeeper behind the picture, Roberta G. Lacey, says the picture was taken at a bumble bee nursery in New York, but the original thread is still available.
So, what is the difference between a hive and a bee?
“A hive is a group of workers or bees that produce food.
A bee is a solitary individual that is not involved in production,” she says.
And, “A bumble is a single-celled organism that is solitary and has no social or cooperative relationship with other members of the colony.”
So, how do you tell the difference?
“One way to tell is the colour of the individual, the size, the shape, and how much energy it uses,” she explains.
“If you see a bunch of bees clustered together, it is probably a bumbling hive, and if you see two different bumble bees, it’s probably a hive.”
The most important thing is the shape of the hive.
“Hives have a circular shape and have a lot of cells in the top,” she notes.
“In a hive, all of the cells have to be able to grow together, so that the colony will grow.”
So, a bummer hive looks like a round blob of cells.
“It also has a lot more than just a bunch a bumbs.”
The more cells, the more energy they have,” she continues.”
For instance, a colony of four cells will use up three times as much energy as a colony with one cell.
“Insects, like bees, are a group.
So what can you see from a hive?”
The main thing that you can see is the number of bees in the hive,” she tells us.”
There are a lot less cells in a hive than there are in a bee.
“You can see how many bees are in the room, or the number that are out on the floor.”
So what are the important differences between the two?
“They both have the same colour, and they both have some sort of structure,” she said.
“They’re both social and they’re both solitary.”
In the end, what’s important is that you don’t see one over another.
“A bee will come out on a sunny day, and it will look a bit different to the rest of the bees in your area,” she advises.
“And then when you get a little bit of sunshine and the sun comes in, you can actually see the difference.”
This is why you can’t get too close to them.
“So the next time you see something on the screen, don’t be afraid to ask if it’s a bee, or just ask for the source of the picture.