Nature is endowed with numerous resources to make the life of humans comfortable. This ranges from medicinal plants to those used for food and other sweet products like honey. People at one time in their lives have tasted this sweet thick liquid. Maybe it is a necessity in some households because of its benefits to the body as natural sugar. It can be eaten on its own or added on top of pastries to give that sweet taste. Being a natural product, it can last for a very long time without going bad. Honey can be used as a preservative for fruits and probably pieces of meat.
As the sweet taste fills the mouth it’s quite easy to forget the little workers and soldiers who worked so hard to find and protect their honey. Bees live in colonies with every one of them having a special role. They are harmless if the undisturbed and only act in self-defense. The end of their tail is packed with a stinger that may appear small to the human eye but can be very painful if experienced. It is in events of protecting the sweet liquid do some bees die while others sting the intruder.
The Honey Badger is one danger to the little creatures. They love honey and hence their name, these little bear-like creatures endure the stings they get when raiding a hive for honey. In the process, it may hurt little bees or even kill the Queen because of its size and power. Bears are not any different from the Honey Badger, once the source of living of the bees is taken away, they feel threatened and vulnerable. It is said that once a bee uses its sting because it’s part of its body, it dies. Imagining the number of bees killed in these raids makes them uncountable.
Humans are the ultimate threat to nearly every living thing on the planet. Bees are no exception to this list, people can either take care of the environment well or destroy it bad. Some take the bees into a sort of captivity in form of beehives taking them away from their original habitat. Others may be resting bees for other products like wax and once a bee is tired it dies. Laboratories at times acquire the poor creature for research and do quite weird experiments with them. These threats to bees are hard to reduce because some of the destroyers are part of the ecosystem.