When we think of a bee, we immediately think of buzzing bees hunting for nectar on a hot summer afternoon. We like to label a busy person as a little busy bee. But how do the bees determine who does what in the hive? Some are nurses, taking care of the brood, others are janitors who cleans the hive, then there are the foragers who leave the hive in search of nectar and collecting pollen.
As a collective honeybees are capable of an incredible level of sophistication, especially considering their brains are only the size of a sesame seed. They work as a well choreographed team. Watch this video to find out how their ‘jobs’ are allocated in the hive.