A typical honey bee colony may have around 50,000 workers.
Male honey bees (drones) have no father, but they do have a grandfather!
The queen honey bee is about twice the length of a worker.
Drones (male honey bees) die after mating. Poor things!
Honey bees fly up to 15 mph and beat their wings 200 times per second or 12,000 beats per minute!
The honey bee queen should certainly live 2 years, but may even live 3 or 4 years, whilst drones live for 4 – 6 months, and worker honey bees raised in the Spring may only live 6 or 7 weeks (those raised in the autumn may, like drones, live 4 – 6 months).
Created by Grace Bennett and Finn Hannevig 6th class!!!!!!!!