The Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera) is one f the most important insects to human's. It pollenates approx. 2/3 of all the food we eat. Through the years the Honey bee has experienced several challenges and changes in it's way of life.
A few things that threaten the way of life of a Honey bee is pest, which include Hive beetles, Varroa mites and wax moths. Other pest are rodents and of course humans.
The Hive consist's of a queen,her workers and a few drones. The queen's job is to lay eggs, which she can lay up to 2000 eggs a day. Her workers do all the chores in the hive and forage for all the resources needed for survival. The drones lay around most of the time except when they fly out of the hive to mate with virgin queens.
During late spring and early summer there can be as many as 40,000 bees in a hive. The number changes every day due to the life span of a honey bee during this time is around 45 days. Each worker bee has her on job to do and this changes as the bee goes order and is based on the hives needs.
These are just a few facts about honey bees and once you get to know them you can't help but to love them. Yes sometimes they are grumpy but so are we. PLEASE HELP PRESERVE AND PROTECT OUR HONEY BEES THEY ARE VITAL TO OUR SURVIVAL.