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-All ready to go, Dr Knowles.
-Colin! Do not move!
-There's a bee on your shoulder!
-I know there is.
Dr Knowles, meet Eric, my specially trained, super-intelligent
Aah! I don't like bees! Take him away!
There's nothing to be scared of, Dr Knowles.
As long as we remain calm and don't make any sudden movements,
Eric will... Aaah!
Hey, everyone, look what I just found out the back.
-AIR HORN BLARES
-Eric, come back!
This is Brain Freeze!
With Dr Knowles...
and Colin, the floor manager.
Hi, everyone, and welcome to Brain Freeze.
It's time for...
Today we're asking...
There are approximately 20,000 types of bee in the world.
This include honey bees, bumblebees, carpenter bees, leafcutter bees.
And they're all just horrible bugs that go around stinging people
-for no reason.
-Not true, Professor.
Believe it or not, if it wasn't for bees,
-many of our favourite fruits and vegetables wouldn't exist.
Bees like the honey bee are one of nature's most important pollinators.
They collect nectar and pollen from flowers to feed their hives,
while at the same time transferring pollen from one plant to another.
And they make honey as well.
Oh, lovely, sweet, sticky honey.
Honey bees are highly social creatures living in large
-well-organised hives, which revolve around the queen.
They even have their own means of communication called a waggle dance
which allows them to share directions to good food sources.
# Take me to the biscuits Let's eat some more ice cream... #
I think it's time for a break.
And we are clear.
Dr Knowles! Dr Knowles! Come and see the new trick I've taught Eric.
I'm not sure, Colin. What if he decides he wants to sting me?
Oh, nonsense. He's the friendliest bee I've ever kept.
He shoots! He scores!
-Wait for it.
Oh! That's so cute!
Hey, lads, how's it going?
Aaah! A bee!
So Pat just got in touch saying, "What about the sting?
-"Is it true the bee dies?"
-Looks like it's time for...
Oh, he's very loud, that fella.
Now, female honey bees and bumblebees can and will sting,
but only if they feel threatened.
However, a honey bee has barbs on its stinger,
whereas a bumblebee does not.
So when a honey bee stings, its barbs get stuck
and its insides are pulled apart as it tries to escape.
Oh! That's awful!
But a bumblebee's stinger has no barbs,
so when it stings it can escape unharmed.
Yeah, I know which one I'd prefer to BEE...
Ha-ha! Do you get it, Doctor?
Which I'd prefer to BEE! Ha-ha-ha!
Yeah, Professor, I heard you. Hilarious.
See you next time, folks, and remember to BEE careful out there.
Ha-ha-ha! BEE careful!
And we're clear!
-Colin, did you manage to find Eric again?
I used an old beekeeper's trick.
There he is! Aww!
-I don't know what I was so scared of. Bees are the best.
-Told you, Doctor.
Lads, has anyone seen my...
Aah! A bee! He's back! Run!
I wish McCork was as easy to train as you.
Doctor Knowles and Professor McCork open the studio doors for an explosive episode of the show that tries to get to the bottom of some of life's most massive science questions.
Knowles and McCork ask 'is it true that a bee dies after it stings?' Backstage, floor manager Colin attempts to convince them about the charms of his award-winning bumblebee, Eric. What could possibly go wrong?