“The Honey Bee is more honored that other animals, not because she labors but because she labors for others.” -St. John Chrysostom. Did you know that the only food we eat from insects are Honey Bees? There are plenty of Honey Bee farms all around the world to collect the sweet sticky honey from their hives. I wonder how long has the bee has been around. Let’s find out! According to these websites: http://www.benefits-of-honey.com/honey-bee-facts.html and http://honeyassociation.com/index.asp?pid=9, they believe that the honey bees have been around for millions of years. Honey bees collect nectar in pouches that they have, then off to their hives! Honey Bees have 6 legs, 2 compound eyes, and 3 lenses, 3 simple eyes on the top of the head, 2 pairs of wings, a nectar pouch and a stomach.…show more content… A hive of honey bees will fly 90,000 miles, also like three orbits around the earth to collect 1 kg of honey. It takes an ounce of honey to fuel a bee’s flight around the world. A colony had about 20,000-60,000 honeybees and one queen. The female honey bees live for about weeks and they do all of the work. (See men are lazy.)
A queen honey bee can live up to 5 years, the queen also needs to fill the hive with eggs. She is the busiest in the summer months, the hive needs to be at its maximum strength. She also lays up to 2500 eggs per day. The queen used stored sperm to fertilize the egg which hatches into a female. If she did not fertilize the egg it becomes a male.
Larger than the worker bees, the male honey bees have no stinger and don’t do any of the work. All the male bees do is mate. When food becomes scarce females force the males out of the nest. During the winter honey bees feed on the honey that they have collected during the warmer days. They cuddle close together to keep the queen and themselves warm. Did you know? Their honey is made up of 80% sugar and 20%