The honey bee a social insect and live in large colonies, usually in hives and with up to 80,000 individuals. It does not hibernate during the winter, but group together and use community warmth to stay alive. They’re found worldwide. It drinks nectar from flowers or juices from fruit. An average hive yields 50 pounds of honey, which they use food during the winter. To make one pound of honey requires the nectar from millions of flowers.
They measure usually less than ¾ of an inch in length and have four wings. They’re usually golden
brown in color with black stripes on their abdomen. It has
a stinger at the end of my abdomen.
The honey bee goes through four stages of development: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The queen bee lays eggs and the worker bees will take care of the egg until it hatches. It will stay with the hive usually for the rest of the bee’s lifetime.