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Honey Bee

SKU 268229

Honey bees are some of the hardest working creatures in the animal kingdom. Worker bees labor tirelessly day in and day out their whole lives, and by the end each one only produces a fraction of a tablespoon of honey!

  • Scientific Name: Genus Apis
  • Characteristics: Despite their similarity in appearance to wasps, honey bees are predominantly harmless. Hand painted and designed with superior accuracy, this honey bee is on the prowl for nectar!
  • Size and Color: This honey bee figurine is colored with its iconic dark black head and legs, as well as a black and yellow striped body. It measures 5.5 inches long and 7 inches wide, making it as long as a dollar bill and as wide as a 16 oz. water bottle on its side.
  • The Honey Bee is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection.
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • History:

    Did you know that honey bees pollinate more than 85% of the world’s crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, cocoa beans, coffee, and tea? When it comes to agriculture, honey bees are arguably the planet’s most important animal! Sadly, because of human interference, honey bees the world over are disappearing. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but many factors are possible, including pesticides, cell tower signals, poor nutrition, and the rise of varroa mites.

    • Recommended Age: 18 months and up
    • Size in cm: 14 L x 17.5 W x 5 H
    • Size in inches: 5.51 L x 6.89 W x 1.97 H
    • Scale: 1:0.2
    • UPC: 095866268206
    Present Status Honey bees are not yet endangered but their steady decline has caused serious concern. Although the term itself is new, Colony Collapse Disorder is not a new phenomenon, but there has been a drastic increase in the disappearance of worker bees from colonies in North America. Studies are continuing worldwide to try to discover the reason for the decline as well as to arrest and reverse the trend. The loss of honey bees would cause possibly irreparable damage to wild and domesticated crops dependent on their pollination.