Amazing Facts About the Honeybee

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Lifecycle of a Honeybee

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Honeybees Dancing

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“A ‘Bee-Friendly’ Guide to Help Save The Honey Bees”

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Amazing facts about about honeybees


How many bees live in a hive?

In Summer, a typical hive of honeybees might contain:-























How do honey bees make honey?

Honey bees visit flowers to collect nectar which is a sweet juice from blossom. They suck it out with their tongues and then it is stored in a stomach called a honey stomach, not quite the same as a food stomach.  


As soon as honey stomach is full, they will fly back to the hive to unload their contents, where the workers store it away.


1

Queen

250

Drones

20000

Workers to find food

40000

Workers to look after  hive

5,000 to 7,000 Eggs and 7,000 to 11,000 Larvae to be fed (see uncapped cells)

16,000 to 24,000 Larvae developing into adults (see capped cells)