Bees are amazing little critters. (Gosh, they’re cute.) But what if we colonize Mars and start terraforming it? At what point will bees (and other insects) be able to live/thrive in that environment?
Obviously, there need to reasonable conditions:
- total atmospheric pressure
- partial O2 pressure and general atmospheric composition
- no toxins
- flowers to pollinate and get nectar from
- a wider ecosystem to thrive in
For now I’m just wondering: What atmospheric environment do bees need to live on Mars?
Perhaps we should give them little space suits?