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How many times a minute does a bee flap its wings?

A scientist in 1947 determined that your average worker honey bee beats its wings at the rate of 208 to 277 beats per second. That adds up to 12,480 to…

Why do bees make honey?

Adult bees make honey to feed larvae (baby bees) and themselves. Worker bees convert the flower nectar they eat into honey in their esophagi (their throats). Other animals, such as…

Do ants sleep?

It depends on what you call sleep. Ants do rest, but they have no eyelids, so they can’t shut their eyes. Maybe they nap, but it’s with their eyes open….

Why do mosquito bites itch?

Because that female mosquito who bit you was very smart! She wanted to take a drink of your blood. But she’s only got a narrow tube for sucking blood. You…

Do ants have skeletons?

Ants have an exoskeleton. This means their “skeleton” is on the outside of their bodies. But their “skeleton” doesn’t look like a human skeleton. An ant’s exoskeleton is like armor….

My dog gets ticks every once in a while. Can people get ticks too?

You bet! And you should be very respectful of them! Do you know what they are? They’re insects which are parasites — that means they live off of other critters….

Why don't spiders get caught in their own webs?

Spiders can get caught in spiderwebs. You don’t see it very often because they’re careful with their feet. The tiny little tips of a spider’s legs are oily. That keeps…

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