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The honeybee is one of the man's best insect friends. It has been valued for centuries as the source of honey. However, the honeybee's greatest value is the role it plays in distributing pollen among plants.
In olden days, farmers in the USA took pollination for granted when they discovered that honeybee colonies placed near their fields dooubled and trebled the crop yield. They gained a new respect for the busy bee. Now in the USA beehives are moved from crop to crop as needed , and farmers are glad to pay the service. When a bee finds a particularly rich source of nectar and wants to tell his fellow - workers the good news , he goes into a sepcial twist dance. The movement tells the other bees how far to reach the nectar - loaded blooms and in what direction. The number of turns indicates the distance and the direction is given in relation to the sun !



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i. Honeybees are our best friend by: they are the source of honey and they distribute the pollen grains from one to another plant.
ii. USA farmers discovered that honeybees could double and treble their yield.
iii. A honey bee tells the other bees how far to reach the nectar loaded blooms and in what direction.

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