Bee Types

Queen Bee Drone Bee Worker Bee

3 types of Bees in a Hive

Queen Bee Worker Bee

Queen Bee and Worker Bee

Queen Bees

The Queen Bee is a Fertile Female, Bees have a Short Lifespan Queens up to 5 Years

The Queen Bee Lays Between 1,000 and 2,000 Eggs a Day to hatch new bees and New Queens to Swarm

The Queen Bee can be Recognised by

her unusual Long and Large size

Worker Bees

Worker Bees are the Smallest in the Beehive

The Worker Bees are Sterile Females

The Worker Bees do most of the Labor in

the Beehive, Collecting Nectar, Building Honeycomb and Preserving Honey

The Worker Bees Maintain the Temperature of the Hive by Distributing Water then Fanning there Wings to Circulate Evaporated Moisture, They Remove Dead Bees and Protect the Hive from Intuders

A Single Worker Bee Produces .083 of a Teaspoon of Honey

The Worker Bee can visit up to 2,000 Flowers a Day

Drone Bees

The Worker Bee is a Large Chubby Bee

The Drone Bees are Male

Drones (Mate with the Queen)

The Drones live between 6 Weeks and 6 Months Drone Die immediately after mating

The Drones have no Stinger and cannot Collect Pollenand are looked after by the Worker Bees

Bee Facts

Bees don't Fly at Night but will Crawl and are Attracted to Light

Bees don't like Flying in Wet Weather, this is the Best time to Approach a Beehive

Bees are Generally Docile but will protect the Beehive, They become more Aggressive when moved

or when Honey is Extracted for up to a week

Bees Produce Honey for them to Eat and also helps them Survive Winter when their aren't many Flowers around

Bees Travel up to 6 Kilometers to Collect Nectar and Pollen

Bees Fly at Around 25KMH and beat their Wings 200 times a Second Creating a Buzz Sound Bees have 4 Wings

A Bee Colony can Contain up to 60,000 Bees Each Colony has it's own Odor

Honey Bees Uses a Complex Symbolic Language

A Beehive is a Constant 40 Degrees Celsius all Year

Bees are Very Neat and Organized

Bees Have 5 Eyes and three simple Eyes and tow Large Compound Eyes

Bees Die after Stinging, Bees use the Sun for Navigation

Bees can Recognize Faces for two Days and Bees have a Complex Tongue

Bees are very Sensitive to Smell The Bee Brain works in Reverse

Bees Math Geniuses are able to Calculate Distances faster than a Modern Computer

Bees make Wax from their Abdomen

South Gippsland Honey Aparies


Apiaries at Devon Meadows,

Cannons Creek, Pearcedale, Korumburra

Registered Beekeeper



Phone: 0403 092331

Pr 24:13

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; honey from the comb is sweet to your taste


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