Release Day Countdown & Giveaway – Day 14

Counting down to release day for Mostly Magic and reminding everyone about our big giveaway, which you can go enter HERE. Also sharing some interesting quotes, facts, and quips about bees! Why bees? Because in Mostly Magic, the heroine, an environmental journalist, is trying to figure out the oh-so-sexy-but-eccentric beekeeper hero, while he’s trying to #SaveTheBees and her life.

You never know when you might need to use information like this. Winning trivia contests, yelling answers at Jeopardy contestants, impressing family at backyard barbecues…

Honeybees do die when they sting, but other bees and wasps do not. The reason honeybees have barbs on their stingers is that they fight with other insects to protect the hive and need the barbs to penetrate exoskeleton.

The fellow attacking the poor honey bee below is a Japanese giant hornet, which can reach almost two inches in length. They prey on European honey bee hives in Japan, but the Japanese honey bees have learned a technique for killing these huge predators by, basically, swarming around them and giving them heat stroke. Perhaps the European bees will learn this technique from their fellows.

Looks like something from a science fiction movie, doesn’t it? But the point? Honey bees have enough to deal with out there, they don’t need humans giving them additional problems.


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