A honeybee can carry on its body about 5 million pollen grains at a time - which then brush off onto other flowers of the same species to pollinate them, Lin said.
A worker honeybee that stings us to defend her mother and other family members in the hive is doomed, for she cannot extract her barbed stinger from her victim without ripping out her innards in the process.
The dance of the honeybee communicates the location of flowers to other members of the hive.
In fact, the effect is not much greater than a sting from a regular honeybee .
No other insect has such a high level of communication skills as Apis mellifera, the honeybee ; no other insect lives in such a complicated, sophisticated social society.
Bee pollen consists of blended pollen grains collected by honeybees from a wide variety of plants.
But such fights between English honeybees and Australian native honeybees weren't equal encounters.
So, to clarify, honeybees go out and collect nectar.
Even accounting for native bee pollinators, honeybees still do most of the pollinating of fruits and vegetables in your garden.
Native Himalayan cliff bees must now compete with European honeybees for nectar.