A single colony of bees can have 60,000 bees in it. Together, they can visit up to 50 million flowers each day to collect pollen and nectar. They're not called 'busy bees' for nothing!
Past research has shown honeybees can add, subtract and even understand 'zero'. But according to new findings, they can't tell four flowers from five in natural settings.
Beekeeping cannot depend on a single forage source. This makes the business of ensuring bees have what they need to stay healthy a precarious business.