Let’s start with a small random fact; there are various types of bees from  honey bees, African bees, bumble bees, carpenter bees, solitary bees, to squash bees. All unique and collectively have so many contributions that you probably didn’t know about. At Valorhive we love bees so much we had to put together a few cool reasons why for you.

Let’s buzz into it, shall we?

 

  1. They Make Amazing Honey.

We can’t talk about bees without starting with the biggest reason there is. The reason you get to enjoy some sweet organic honey from ValorHive is because of bees. Natural honey has some scientifically proven benefits to it such as nutrients for instance antioxidants, antibacterial and antifungal properties not forgetting vitamins as well. So the next time you spread some valor organic honey on your bread remember a bee did 90% of that!

 Our job was simply to package and get this sweetness to you!

 

  1. BEES POLLINATE CROPS

Remember primary school science when you learnt about types of pollination and pollinators? Bees are an integral part of crop pollination. They pollinate tons of delicious fruits and vegetables that we eat every day.

Here’s a simplified look at how it works, as bees visit plants looking for nectar, pollen is stick [ plant sperm in other words] that stuff gets everywhere!  Bees pick it  up and deposit. .This enables crops from broccoli, cauliflower, coriander, almond, guava, peach, strawberry, heck even potatoes, onions and carrots to flourish!

Without bees to do the hard work, some of these plants would cease to exist.

 

  1. BEESWAX: Bees being brilliant!

Bees make beeswax in order to form the structure of the hive. When beekeepers harvest honey, they remove the cap off of each cell in order to extract the honey. These cappings are melted down and filtered to remove non-wax particles which yield the beeswax we use in many beauty products and DIY recipes.

Beeswax can be used for a variety of uses including production of beeswax candles, also used in lotions as a moisture sealant, beeswax also has vitamin A, which improves hydration to the skin and promotes cell regeneration, can also be used as a baby product for diaper rashes among so many other uses.

Go bees!

 

  1. Bees are hard workers. 

Any Queen Bee a.k.a Beyoncé lovers in the house? Well this might be one of the biggest similarities she has to bees. If the fact that she is now the most decorated female artist of all time is anything to go by. You have to give a little credit to her work ethic, don’t you think?

Bees, just like Beyoncé are hard workers. Busy like a bee really explains these tiny insects’ nature, they are always working on something to build their colony. Be it raising young ones, forming the honeycombs, protecting the hive, collecting honey.

 

  1. Bees are engineers

The best engineers there is! Ever seen the inside of a honey bee hive? Incredible!

Ever tried to even draw a perfect hexagon? It’s tough even with a ruler, and bees do it with mathematical precision.

It seems that bees have a fundamental understanding of engineering, and they know that a hexagon is a stable and efficient shape for their hives. Circles would leave gaps between the honeycombs. Squares and triangles fit together but aren’t the best mix of storage space and strength. Hexagons, on the other hand, use the least amount of material to hold the most weight

Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Somebody give these bees an honorary engineering degree!

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