honey-beeThere are numerous flying insects like ants and wasps, among them all, there is another insect flying insect named as bees, which are known for their unique property. Their important role is in the process of pollination and through this process bees collect nectar and produces beeswax and honey. European honey bees are one of the famous bees for the production of honey. There are also some other species which are known for the production of honey and these are honey bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees. These bees usually live in social colonies. Bess usually fed on nectar and pollen which are the primary source of and then this energy is converted into protein and other nutrients. The pollen which is collected from the flower is mostly used for the feeding of larvae. The population of the bee is very important both environmentally and commercially. Behaviorally, the nature of all the bees is same as one of the most obvious physiognomies of bees is that they usually collect pollen to provide supply for their young, and have the necessary adaptations to do this.

Crabronidae is the family from which the bees basically belongs, wasps are the ancestors of bees. These are also the predators of other insects. Usually, the bees can be easily recognized from other insects. The bees consist of the plume or branched like setae, which is not related to the wasps. Other unique features include the combs present of the forelimbs, these are used for the cleaning of antennae. There are also small anatomical alterations present in the structure of limb. Venation is also present on hind wings which separate it from other insects and wasps. Another unique feature is the presence of seventh lining present on the dorsal abdominal plate which is further divided into two half-plates.

In this article we used information from:

Danforth, Bryan N., et al. “The history of early bee diversification based on five genes plus morphology.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103.41 (2006): 15118-15123.

Grimaldi, David, and Michael S. Engel. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press, 2005.