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The wonderful world of bees


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Title: The wonderful world of bees

The wonderful world of bees!
So what is a bee?
  • Honey bees are often mistaken for other insects.
  • Take a look at these flying insects that you
    might have seen and thought was a honey bee.

  • Bumblebees are big hairy oval shaped bees that
    are yellow and black. They have pollen baskets
    on their legs to collect and carry pollen back to
    their hives.
  • They normally build small nests in dry grass or

Leafcutter bees
  • Leafcutter bees are grey and black and are a
    similar size to the honey bee.
  • They make their small nests in leaves and hollow

  • Hoverflies look like bees, but are a type of fly.
    They only have a single pair of wings.
  • Hoverflies are yellow and black
  • They cannot sting.
  • Hoverflies are excellent flyers and dart and dive
    all over the place.

  • Wasps are not bees.
  • They do not collect pollen, instead they eat
    other insects and spiders.
  • Wasps make their nests in hollow trees, on the
    ground, or even in house roofs.
  • Their nests are made of paper or wood.

And finally.. the honey bee!
  • Honey bees are brownish orange and black.
  • They have pollen baskets on their legs to collect
    and carry pollen from flowers back to their
  • Honey bees live in large groups. Inside their
    hives are lots of hexagon shaped cells to make
  • Honey bees very rarely sting for if they do they
    die straight after.

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Now some more facts about honey bees
  • Queen bees
  • In a bee colony there is always a queen bee. She
    is the boss!
  • The queen is a bit bigger than the other bees.
    She does not have pollen baskets on her legs as
    her only job is to lay eggs. Can you see the
    queen bee in the middle of this photo?

The workers
  • Worker bees clean the hives and fly out to
    collect nectar and pollen.
  • They have a long straw to suck up the nectar in
  • Worker bees fly in and out of the hive all day
    and then return for the night.
  • Have a look at the next photo and see if you can
    spot the proboscises (the straw)

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Life cycles
  • Honey bees have a similar life cycle to many
    other insects.
  • Stage 1 egg
  • Stage 2 Larva (after 3 days the larva which is
    like a worm emerges from the egg.
  • Stage 3 Pupa on day 10 the larva stops eating
    and spins a cocoon around itself
  • Stage 4 Inside the cocoon a pupa develops and
    begins to look like a bee. When it is fully
    grown it chews its way out.

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Bee keeping
  • People have kept bees for honey making for
    thousands of years.
  • Bee keepers have to wear protective clothing so
    the bees dont sting them.

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And finally some last amazing bee facts .
  • Honey bees do a little dance when they have found
    flowers to tell the other bees where the flowers
  • Bees have 5 eyes, 6 legs and 4 wings. They do
    not have any ears, nose, mouth or hands.
  • Bees cannot see the colour red.
  • Bees love anything that is very sweet.
  • Bees make honey from the nectar they collect from
    flowers. They make it back in their hive.