The Honeybee

252417669_d1aec704d1_oThe honeybee, one of man’s oldest insect friends, gives us honey, beeswax and most important of all, the fertilization of many of our crop bearing plants. The honeybee is a social insect living in large colonies of from 20,000 to 80,000 individuals

Learn more about raising bees and collecting honey for fun or for profit.

  • Bees have 5 eyes
  • Bees fly about 20 mph
  • Bees are insects, so they have 6 legs
  • Male bees in the hive are called drones
  • Female bees in the hive (except the queen) are called worker bees
  • Losing its stinger will cause a bee to die
  • Bees have been here around 30 million years!
  • Bees carry pollen on their hind legs called a pollen basket or corbicula