Honey Bees

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Honey Bees Facts

  • Typically, Honey Bees are 11 to 15mm in length.
  • Honey Bees can be identified by their size and black/brown and yellow coloring.

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What Are Honey Bees?

Honey Bees are a social insect and populate in colonies. These colonies have a three-tier caste system which consists of: the queen bee that is responsible for producing eggs; male drones that mate with the queen; and female worker bees that don't reproduce. Their wax hives are perennial and can harbor up to 80,000 bees simultaneously. They stay most active in summer months; during winter, bees gather within the hive and self-regulate the internal temperature to keep warm. Honey Bees are greatly depended upon in agriculture for pollination and they account for 80% of all insect pollination.

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