Bees

bees

Order Hymenoptera

Appearance
  • Most species are black and yellow
  • Appear to have hairy bodies
Diet
  • Nectar
  • Pollen
Habits
  • Lives in colonies of 20,000 to 80,000
  • Harmless to humans unless provoked
Reproduction
  • Only one egg-laying queen in a hive
  • Queen may live as long as five years and lay as many as 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day
  • Females are workers that protect eggs and the young
  • Males are drones; whose only duty is to mate with the queen, after which they die
Other Information
  • Stings can be painful, but are harmless to most people
  • Dangerous allergic reactions can occur