New amazing bee fact!

Orchid Bee | Photo

Certain species of bees, such as the beautiful orchid bees found in Central and South America, have an incredible ability to collect and transport scents.

These male bees have specialized glands on their hind legs called “fragrance pouches.” They collect aromatic compounds from flowers, tree resins, and other sources, and store them in these pouches.

They use these collected scents to create elaborate perfumes or colognes that they then release during courtship displays to attract and impress female bees.

It’s like they have their very own collection of natural fragrances! (source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/04/230413154438.htm)