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  1. On average, how much honey can be made in one hive in a week?

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    1. It depends on the season; during the entire season a hive can produce between 40 and 80 pounds of honey.

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  2. How long do worker bees live if they don't sting?

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    1. During the summer a worker bee can live for 6 weeks, but during the winter they can live for 6 months.

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  3. After mating with the queen, do drone bees die immediately?

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    1. Yes, after mating the drones will die. Not every drone is able to mate so the others lay around the hive getting taken care of.

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  4. How do bees keep the hive warm in the winter?

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    1. Some beekeepers choose to move their bees to warmer states to continue pollinating, but for those bees that stay in colder climates they form a tight ball around the queen and flex their wing muscles to warm the hive.

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  5. What do the bees use to make the honeycombs? Lucius 3rd grade Redgranite

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    1. The honey comb is made out of beeswax which worker bees produce from their bodies

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  6. If drone bees get kicked out of the hive in winter because they do nothing much why dosnt the queen bee get kicked out because she dosnt do much other than they need her to live?

    A 3rd grader you met with today
    2/6/18. Name: Marcelino

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    1. Great question! The queen needs to stay alive over the winter because as soon as it warms up she needs to start laying eggs such as laying drones eggs so that there are male bees in the hive.
      It is harder to have to make a new queen, so the workers keep her alive over the winter so that they don't have to be afraid of not being able to survive come spring.

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  7. What happens when a drone mates with the queen?

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    1. A drone mating with a queen allows her to be able to lay eggs that develop into our full grown honey bees.

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  8. How long can a drone bee live after it is kicked out of the hive?

    From Noah, a 3rd grader that you met on 2/6/18

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    1. Not very long because they can't feed themselves, on a count of not having a long enough tongue.

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  9. What happens to a hive in the winter?

    From Noah :) :) :) :)

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    1. In the winter the honey bees will cluster together around the queen. They warm up the hive by flexing their wing muscles so that they don't get cold.

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  10. Will you ever become the honey queen?


    From:Lily

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    1. I will not, but I will have just as much fun and do just as much work!

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  11. What happens to a bee hive without its honey bee keeper for a long time? from: Sofia To: Honey bee Queen

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    1. Honey bees don't need to be checked on all the time, but if a beekeeper didn't come around a lot they might not catch the bees having an issue, such as not having a queen or getting an illness.

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  12. Why are only drowns boy bees.

    - Love Isabella To:Honey Bee Princess
    P.s. You met me today

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    1. Drones are important in the hive for allowing queens to lay eggs; not all the bees can be boys, so just the drones are

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    1. Honeybees are very, very busy. They never sleep, not even in the long winter time!

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  14. Why do bees have to tie the queen bee around

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    1. When a new Queen Bee is first introduced to a new colony by a beekeeper, she is in a little cage. It has an opening, but the beekeeper will usually close the opening with either a marshmallow or some candy. This is to slow down the introduction process because the new Queen and and colony do not yet have the same pheromone. If the beekeeper put the Queen in without the cage, the colony might reject her!

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  15. Why do bees have curved stingers?

    Isabella

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    1. The honeybee's barbed stinger is designed that way because they are very docile and friendly. They are not carnivorous, so they do not need to sting as often as other stinging insects. They only sting to defend!

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  16. Hi, how can my daughter compete in the American honey queen competition? We're avid beekeepers and she'd love to try to be a honey queen ❤️

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    1. Thank you for your question! For information about the Honey Queen program, you can email the chairperson, Anna Kettlewell at honeyqueen99@hotmail.com. You can also check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHoneyQueenProgram/

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  17. My name is Azzalynn Fenner. What happened to Hope and the other girl?

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    1. Maia and Hope have finished their year as queen and princess, and Kayla and Jenny are now the queen and princess

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  18. Hi Jenny, Thank you for visiting us! Here are the questions from Ms. Byerly's 2nd grade class:
    Why do bees have antennas?
    Do bees make sounds?
    Why do bees pollinate?
    Do bees hibernate?
    Why do bees have different colors?
    When bees leave the hive, do they go in groups or do they go alone?

    Thanks again!

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  19. Hi, Kayla! Thank you so much for visiting my class at Eugene Christian School! Here are our five questions for you! They are anxiously awaiting your reply!
    1. How many eggs does the queen bee lay in one day? 2. How many minutes a day do the worker bees spend collecting nectar from all the flowers? 3. How do the baby bees hatch from their eggs? 4. How does the honeycomb get made? 5. How does the queen bee lay the eggs? Thank you so much for blessing us with your visit! Have a wonderful day!

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    1. I am so glad your students enjoyed learning about bees and honey!
      1) A queen bee can lay up to 2,000 eggs a day during the busy spring time.
      2) A honey bee will visit 50-100 flowers every time she leaves the hive, and she leaves the hive around 10 times a day. So depending on the flowers and how difficult it is to get to the nectar, she could spend a few seconds at those 1,000 flowers every day.
      3) A queen bee will lay an egg that after 3 days will turn into a larvae. that larvae, after days of feeding, will turn into a pupae, and eventually emerge as an adult bee.
      4) The honey comb is made out of beeswax which is produced through the honey bee's body. The bees have glands that produce wax after eating a lot of honey. That wax is then used to shape the cells.
      5) The queen lays her eggs as she sees fit. She will lay a fertilized egg if she wants to have worker bees, or she will lay an unfertilized egg if she needs drones. She will lay her eggs deep in a cell where it will then develop as i described in question 3.

      Thank you for having me in your classroom, have a great day!

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  20. I'm Peyton from Ms Ebel's second grade class at Jackson Elementary .Did you ever go to China to teach about bees?

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