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Bees die after they sting

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RECENTLY, we learned so much more about bees while doing our TV show “Matanglawin” on ABS-CBN.

There are 20-25 species of bees. The most common and widely known among these is the Apis (bee) mellifera, the honey-bearing kind that we are most familiar with.

A starter colony box can house as many as 5,000 to 8,000 bees. All the Queen Bee does is to give birth. The Worker beepollinates. The Drone bee’s only purpose is to mate with the Queen bee, after which it then dies.

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Jay Dilan, a longtime beekeeper, says bees know when you want to disturb them. “People shouldn’t be scared of bees,” he says.

They won’t sting if you mean no harm to them. Bees die after they sting.

At an apiary owned by Ms. Clarita Vergara, we saw how Guard bees protected the colony and the Queen bee herself. It was amazing.

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Honey isn’t only known for its sweetness and light. It has medicinal value as well. Apitherapy, or bee sting, can cure certain sickness. It produces a pain killer or anti-inflammatory effect that’s good for those suffering from arthritis, dysmenorrhea.

The great philosopher Hippocrates used bee sting for his arthritis.

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TRIVIA PA MORE (Various Sources): The Philippine National Language was instituted in 1937.

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The late Eusebio T. Daluz compiled Fascination Filipino Dictionary in 1915 for the Akademya ng Wikang Pilipino (Academy of the Filipino Language).

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The word industry’s Filipino translation is gamlang.

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Kadam is a translation for senate.

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Kadamnin is a translation for senator.

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The Tagalog term for Adam’s apple is tatagukanor lalagukan.

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The Tagalong term for locksmith is panday-kaban.

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The tagalong term for ostrich is abestrus.

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