|1-2 Days Old||Spend their time cleaning cells and keeping the brood warm.|
|3-5 Days Old||They feed older larvae|
|6-11 Days Old||They feed the youngest lavae|
|12-17 Days Old||They produce wax, build combs, carry food|
|18-21 Days Old||They perform guard duty, protecting the hive entrance|
|22+ Days Old||They fly from the hive collecting pollen, nectar, water and pollinating plants|
While it is true that Honey bees almost always die when stinging humans, they do not so when they sting many other things. Due to the bees barbed stinger getting caught in our think skin.
A honey bee uses a dance to communicate with other bees where to find food.
An individual honey bee can fly as far as five miles from the hive to search for food. A colony will have to fly 55,000 miles in order to produce 1 lb of honey, and one hive can produce around 60 lbs of honey in season. It takes about two million flowers being visited by the bees to make one pound of honey.
Bees create heat by vibrating their bodies. During flight honey bees keep a temperature of 130 F and a hive is on average 98 F.
Honey bees make honey by taking nectar from flowers and mixing it with anzymes from glands in their mouths. They then store the honey in hexagonal wax honeycombs until the water content of the honey reduces to around 17%. A worker bee will then cap the combs with wax, stored ready for winter.
The honey bee was brought to the Americas by Europeans.
They know this as they can smell the queens pheromones. If a queen dies worker bees will immeadiately start the process of creating a new one, as long as there is a lavae under three days old then it can be converted into a queen bee.
Beekeepers will use specific queens to control certain behaviours among colonies such as enthusiasm for work or general agressiveness.