May 21, 2022

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The Bees That Eat Corpses

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Bees are quite beneficial little critters: pollinating flowers, making honey, and also…helping corpses decompose.

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Sources:
https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.02317-21
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/carnivorous-vulture-bees-have-acidic-microbiomes-to-better-digest-their-carrion/
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-15581-5

Images:
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/super-cute-honey-bee-sitting-on-a-leaf-gm1218469781-356053219
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/swarm-of-bees-near-a-beehive-4ofmzajtgijutj8eo
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/black-stingless-bee-gm1311170789-400352960
Stingless Bee - Trigona species, possibly silvestriana or corvina, Septimo Paraiso, Mindo, Ecuador
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Weiselzellen_68a.jpg
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-15581-5
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/adult-stingless-bee-gm1348172090-425457789
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/eastern-yellowjacket-with-food-gm637084120-113431469


https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/bees-gm91076298-2920909
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/stingless-bee-gm1092376262-293091390

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