Honey Bee Facts:
- Honey bees are social and cooperative insects
- Honey bees have a plant based diet
- They live an average of 5 years
- Unlike popular belief, most of the bees seen flying around are female workers
- Male bees generally reside inside the hive and are called drones
- Honey bees are controlled by a single queen bee.
- The queen resides inside of the hive and has one task, which is to produce generations of bees continually.
- Worker bees are actually made up of female bees who are infertile.
- When a queen bee dies, the workers come together to create a replacement. This is done by feeding a worker bee royal jelly, which allows it to develop into a fertile queen.