Bee Facts – Tears

Drinking tears

Did you know that there are three species of stingless bee in Thailand (Lisotrigona cacciae, L. furva and Pariotrigona klossi) that have been observed drinking tears from human eyes (as well as from those of dogs and cattle). They mostly landed on the lower eyelashes from where they imbibed tears for up to two minutes, often singly but occasionally in congregations of five to seven specimens per eye.