MINI BELIEVE IT OR NOT –
Vulture bees are the only bees that don’t eat pollen or nectar; they survive on rotting flesh.
- Vulture bees are a subspecies of bee in the Trigona genus
- Trigona bees are the largest genus of stingless bees
- They don’t like fully rotten meat, but prefer something a little fresher
- Like flies, they eat by regurgitating saliva and a honey-like substance onto the food and then lap it up
“BIONs” – short for Believe It or Not – is the word we use at Ripley’s to refer to anything that is unbelievable and worthy to become part of Ripley’s lore and collection.