Google released a very special doodle today in lieu of Earth Day. Shout out to our winged friends The Bees and their essential role in our eco system.
Here’s the doodle
At the end of every level you unlock a fact/stat about bees. Such as
POLLINATION BY BEES MAKES TWO-THIRDS OF THE WORLDS CROPS
85% OF THE WORLDS FLOWERING PLANTS ARE POLLINATED BY BEES
Interesting facts and stats about bees
Bees can see the colour purple more clearly than any other colour
Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one pound of honey.
The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
The bee’s brain is oval in shape and about the size of a sesame seed, yet it has a remarkable capacity to learn and remember things. For example, it is able to make complex calculations on distance travelled and foraging efficiency.
Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing.
A colony of bees consists of 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are female, live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.
Honey has always been highly regarded as a medicine. It is thought to help with everything from sore throats and digestive disorders to skin problems and hay fever.
Honey has antiseptic properties and was historically used as a dressing for wounds and a first aid treatment for burns and cuts.
The natural fruit sugars in honey – fructose and glucose – are quickly digested by the body. This is why sportsmen and athletes use honey to give them a natural energy boost.
The interactive doodle is both entertaining and educational to everyone. A great initiative by Team Google to spread awareness about the bee situation. #buzzworthy
Happy Earth day 💚🐝🌎