Buzzin’ Bees at the Stock Show

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Even though it was 11 degrees on a recent visit to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, people from all over the country were buzzing around like they were in a hive!

Even though it was 11 degrees on a recent visit to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, people from all over the country were buzzing around like they were in a hive!

There were cows, bulls, ponies, pigs, llamas, and even alpacas dressed as Cleopatra!

Bees were at the Stock Show, in the Hall of Education, teaching children and adults about the important role they play for humans and animals alike.   These insects pollinate a lot of our food that we eat each day.  They are most famous for their honey.  The black and yellow striped bugs only eat pollen. Depending on what kind of pollen they eat like alfalfa, lavender, or clover, the honey can have different flavors.

Bees create a LOT of the things that humans use in our everyday life. They produce wax, used in soap and skin care products, the coatings of pills and candies, candles, crayons, and furniture and floor polish! 

 "There are too many bee species in Colorado to list" explained Deb Cerio, a volunteer bee expert from Boulder County.

Bees are extremely important to our planet.  "There is nothing to be afraid of. Bees are very beneficial to the environment, and they really help a lot in 

allowing us to enjoy one of the best thing in life, which is food"! Cerio concluded.