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Do honey badgers eat honey bees?
No, but they eat honey!
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yes they eat honey
Yes, it is their primary food source in winter.
They are well known for their abilities to kill snakes by grabbing it behind the head with it's jaws and kill it. Honey badgers can devour a snake in 15 minutes. … Honey badgers have a great appetite for beehives, and many of them have been stung to death by trying to eat the hive. A bird, called the honeyguide, will lead the honey badger to bees' nests. When a honey badger breaks the beehive, the bird will take it's share. The honey badger is one of the fiercest hunters of the desert, it's prey includes earthworms, termites, scorpions, porcupines, hares, and large prey like tortoises, crocodiles , and snakes (pythons and venomous species). It's ferocious reputation extends to attacking animals much larger than itself. The honey badger will eat dangerous venomous snakes, often the puff adder. When bitten the honey badger will become severely swollen and paralyzed,and will not move several hours. After a period of time the honey badger will awaken and continue eating its meal or its journey. A honey badger will steal a snake's kill, eat it, then continue to hunt the snake. This ferocious nature of the badger has earned it its image as a formidable creature. Honey badgers will dig into burrows of small rodents and flush them out for a small meal. The honey badger's has large front claws, and its ability to dig into burrows is very effective and will dig until the rodent found. Other wildlife are aware of this and birds of prey and jackals are usually ready to steal any kills which manage get past the honey badger.
A clue is in the name "honey" bee. The only reason that the bees make honey is to provide an effective way of storing food. The fact that Man and other animals steal it is inc…idental - the bees do not make it for us, they make it for themselves. They also eat pollen (which we also now harvest as a health food). Beekeepers feed their bees sugar syrup and bakers fondant as (cheaper) alternatives to allow them to take off more honey from the hive. The bees would almost certainly prefer us to leave them the honey instead!
Honey. The bees build up a store of honey during the summer which they eat through the winter. Beekeepers will take a surplus of honey from the hive, but won't take all the ho…ney there is. They also feed the bees with sugar syrup after taking the honey to make sure the bees have enough to see them through the winter.
Honey Bees use their antennae to eat and little mouths
Honey and pollen.
Nectar and pollen are what honey bees (Apis mellifera) eat when they are outdoors. The nectar mixes with enzymes within bee stomachs to produce honey. It also may be mixed wit…h pollen to produce protein-rich beebread. Honey and stored pollen are what the queen and the workers eat while they overwinter in their hives. Selected larvae that are to be future queens are fed on royal jelly and the queens.
For the first three days after hatching from the egg all larvae are fed on a substance produced in the nurse bees' hyperpharyngeal glands, called bee milk or royal jelly. Afte…r three days worker and drone larvae are fed on a mixture of royal jelly, nectar or diluted honey, and pollen, but queen larvae continue to be fed pure royal jelly right up to the time their cell is capped.
The eat their food with their mouths.
Honey is the honey badger's favorite treat, although they do not rely on honey, but the nutritious bee hive is a sought after delicacy. The honey guide bird, has a habit of le…ading honey badgers to the bees' nests, and eats the honey, larvae, and wax from bee hives.
Yes. Being one of the fiercest hunters in the desert it will often consume many animals including snakes. It can eat a snake in under 15 minutes. If bitter it will lay paralyz…ed for a few hours before waking up and continuing along its way. Honey badger don't care.
Honey badgers eat honey very slowly by using their tongue to clean all the honey out of the hive. Bees will atack them but the honey badger is immune to their stings.
HARDLY ANYTHING. They are ferocious and fearless - even big cats usually avoid tackling them. Until we invented firearms our ancestors could only kill them by whacking them re…ally hard on the head. Their hides are too tough for arrows and spears to pierce. Incidentally they don't eat honey, it is the bee pupae that attracts them to hives.
In Animal Life
No, honey bees do not eat fruit flies. They mainly eat pollen from plants and flowers and they will sometimes feed on fruit.