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A worker bee has a very busy schedule. In the begining of the day a female worker crawls out of her hive and spreads her wings, to fly and look for a flower. The worker bees may fly a long way to find a field with wild flowers, or trees and shrubs with flowers.
When the bee lands on a flower each flower holds sweet drops of nectar. Bees make nectar into honey, which is food for the bees of the bee hive.

Bees lap up the nectar with thier narrow long tongue, then they take it back to the hive.

Each flower hold grains of pollen. Flower pollen is food for bees, too. The pollen sticks and stays to the bees furry body, which allows her to bring it to the hive on her two back legs.

When the female worker bees return to the hive they do a dance, by dancing a dance where she moves and crawls in circles her dance shows the other workers the way to find the flower nectar.

Inside the hive there is a lot of activity the bees make cells to hold the honey and pollen, and are for the Queen Bee eggs.

So there are honey cells, pollen cells and egg cells.

A female worker bee does more than fly to the flowers to gather nectar for honey. When she returns to the hive, she first feeds the drone bees. The drone bees are male bees that mate with the Queen Bee, who gets fed by the female worker bee after the drone bees.

The Queen bee stays in the hive and lays a thousand eggs every day.

In the cells for the eggs, the bee eggs hatch into bee grubs.

The hungry grubs eat pollen mixed with honey, that is given them to by the female worker bees. At nine days old the worker bees seal the cells of the grubs with waxy covers.

The bee grubs grow and change by developing legs, wings, and long narrow tongue. After twelve days they come out of their cells and wait for their wings to dry.

The thousands of female worker bees greet the new hacthling bees by touching them with their feelers.
and feed them honey from the hive honey cells.

The female bees look for new sources of flower nectar and more pollen when they leave the hive and return and do a bee dance to tell thousands of other bees to go and fly and find the flower fields, blooming trees and plants, and gardens.

Honeybees live in colonies with one queen running the whole hive. The females are the worker honeybees ar and are the only bees most people ever see flying around outside of the hive. They forage for food, build the honeycombs, and protect the hive.

Many species of honeybees still occur in the wild, but honeybees are disappearing from hives due to colony collapse disorder. Scientists are not sure what is causing this collapse.

Honeybee hives produce honey as food for themselves, but they also produce honey and beeswax as part of a large beekeeping industry.

Honeybees are important pollinators for flowers, fruits, and vegetables. They live on stored honey and pollen all winter and cluster into a ball to conserve warmth. Larvae are fed from the stores during winter, and in spring the hive is swarming with a new generation of bees.

Honeybees have golden-brown and black bodies, with pale orange-yellow rings on their abdomens.

All honeybees are social and cooperative insects. Members of the hive are divided into three types.

Workers forage for food (pollen and nectar from flowers), build and protect the hive, clean, and circulate air by beating their wings.

The queen's job is simple—she lays the eggs that will spawn the hive's next generation of bees. There is usually only a single queen in a hive.

If the queen dies, workers will create a new queen by feeding one of the worker females a special food called "royal jelly." This elixir enables the worker to develop into a fertile queen.

Queens regulate the hive's activities by producing chemicals that guide the behavior of the other bees.

Male bees are called drones—the third class of honeybee. Several hundred drones live in each hive during the spring and summer, but they are expelled for the winter months when the hive goes into a lean survival mode.

Fast Facts
The scientific name for honeybee is Apis mellifera.

A queen can lay as many as 2,000 eggs in a single day.

She can live for four or five years and will produce about two million eggs over her lifetime.

About 80,000 bees can inhabit one colony.

The comb is made up of hexagonally shaped cells.

The nectar that bees gather from flowers gives the honey a distinctive taste.

reference: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/







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