Fun fact - Why do beekeepers wear white?

Have you ever wondered why beekeepers wear white? Is it to see when a bee lands on them, to stay cool when its hot or is it a fashion trend that has stuck?

The answer is simple and evolutionary. In order to be able to evolve bees have had to protect themselves against predators who want to harm them. This usually comes in the form of animals who wish to eat their sweet honey and to do so they attack a bee's hive.
It just so happens that most of these predators/animals are dark in colour.
As a result, it is thought that overtime bees have learnt to dislike dark coloured animals who approach their hives. Therefore by wearing white, a beekeeper can approach and open the hive without the bees becoming defensive and attacking, decreasing the chances of the beekeeper being attacked/stung.


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