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You don’t have to be a beekeeper to hear the amazing sounds made by tiny little honeybees. With this app, you can experience bee sounds without any worry of being stung!
Since honeybees live in hives that can include over 60,000 members, communication is essential for these little insects and sound is a primary way that they talk to one another. While most people only hear the occasionally buzzing of a few bees flying around, bees actually make roughly 10 different sounds in the hive, from humming to “piping” and “quacking”. A bee hive is never quiet, as worker bees are always fanning their wings to ventilate the hive, creating the characteristic humming noise. Bees also make sounds to tell others where to find the best flowers for pollen, to warn the hive of danger, or to calm the hive after a threat has passed. One way that bees make sounds is by vibrating their wings or bodies at varying frequencies. Bees don’t have ears like humans do, so they rely on their legs and antennae to “hear” sounds by feeling the vibrations.
Experience the strange and interesting sounds of bees! See if you can tell the difference between different types of buzzing!