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The Honey Bee

Bees are social insects, working together as a colony, members perform different tasks.

  • Bees live in colonies and their home is called a hive which can have 60,000 to 80,000 bees
  • Langstroth Hives



  • There are 3 types of bees: queen, worker, and drone
  •  queen worker drone illustration


  • Swarming - About half of the bees in a hive will leave with the old queen to start a new colony
  • Swarm


  • Bees are NOT the same as wasps or yellow jackets.                  Wasp Illustration


  • Is the picture below a wasp or a honeybee?
  • Wasp nest



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