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What Are Honey Bees?
Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are social insects that vary in colour, usually from a yellow-brown to a dark brown, depending on the type. They are about 12.5 mm long with a hairy body. Honeybees feed on flower nectar and also collect pollen to feed their larvae.
- Bees are classified as insects and they have six legs.
- Bees have five eyes - two compound eyes and three tiny ocelli eyes.
- Bees go through four stages of development: Egg, Larvae, Pupae and Adult Bee.
- There are three types of bee in a honey bee hive…The Queen (1), the Worker (Female) and Drone (Male).
- Females do all the work in the hive, and make up 95% of total population.