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  1. Do bees ever attack other animals or insects

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    1. Honey bees will attack other insects and even animals that try to harm the colony. That's why they have stingers, to defend themselves and their family.

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  2. how long have you been the honey bee queen

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    1. I have been the American Honey Queen since January, so almost an entire year!

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  3. Why cant there be more than 1 queen bee?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! There can only be one queen because the family only needs one bee "in charge". The bees in the colony behave based on the smell of the queen. So if there were 2 different smells from 2 different queens, the bees would be confused.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees can fly very high and live in tall areas as long as they have food and shelter.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Queens can cost from $25 to $75 and sometimes more depending on how good that queen is and who is selling it.

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  6. hi i need to now how a qeenbee makes eggs

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A queen bee makes eggs naturally since she is the queen. She mates with drones so that those eggs can be fertilized, but as the queen she is born able to lay eggs.

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  7. about how many bees are in the word?

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    1. There is an estimated 80 to 100 million bee hives in the world that people are raising. Each hive has on average 50,000 to 80,000 bees in it. This also doesn't include wilds hives where nobody is taking care of them, so a lot of bees!

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  8. hi i wander what would happen if bees can be friends with pepole

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Honey bees are friends to us as people because of the pollination they do for us, and how nice they are to work with.

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  9. Hey Kayla and Jenny i have been having this question for a while would we have any veggies or crops or fruit if bees went instinct.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! The amount of fruits and veggies without bees would be pretty sad. Lots of those foods need honeybees to be grown. Without honey bees we wouldn't have the food we enjoy!

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  10. how old do drone bees and workers bees die.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Old drones get kicked out of the colony in the fall time because they eat too much and don't help keep the colony warm. Old workers die from working too much. Their wings stop working and they can't get back to the colony.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A queen can lay up to 2,000 eggs every day during the spring and summer time, so that equals a lot of bees!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If 2 queen bees are trying to rule the colony they will fight and that can end in one of them dying.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A bee works outside the colony for 2-3 of her life. Each day she can fly around 55 miles.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A queen can cost between $25 to $75 or more depending on how good the queen is and who is selling them.

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  15. were you friends with the princess bee before or after you were queen?

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    1. Jenny and I met while we were both running for American Honey Queen and Princess. We became friends a few days before we got crowned.

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  16. what would happen if all of the drone bees died?
    Charlotte.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! In the fall time the boys all die out of the colony so that is normal. But if there weren't any drones ever again, then the queen wouldn't be able to lay any eggs.

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  17. what do bees live in, and where do they go when get kicked out

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees in the wild live in hollow trees typically. When people take care of them they live in hives. When a bee gets kicked out of the hive, sadly it will die.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees can fly up to 15mph

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  19. i need to now how the worker bees now how to do all of there jods

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Worker bees are born knowing what jobs to do and when to do them. Its just instinct!

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  20. what will happen if all the bees in the world die except 1 queen?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If we didn't have any bees nobody would be able to care for that queen and us as people wouldn't have the good fruits and vegetables that bees pollinate and help grow.

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  21. how much yellow jackets get killed buy the guard a year.And how many get in the hive and stolen honey a year.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I don't know how many yellow jackets, but if the colony isn't strong it can be a lot. Beekeepers help the bees so that they don't steal the honey.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees can fly 3 miles away from their hive and those 3 miles back. They can do that around 10 times a day,every day.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees can fly pretty high and lived in tall places as long as they have food and shelter

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  24. when the bees try to get another queen bee how can they tell if the bee is a queen bee

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! The bees will make a queen bee and they know she's their queen because of her special smell.

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  25. why do they call a type of bee teddy bear bee

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I'm not sure about a teddy bear bee. Maybe that is a bumble bee? If so maybe because they are so fuzzy and soft looking!

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  26. how do you become a bee keeper get bees

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! People who want to keep bees join a beekeeping club where they find someone who raises bees that they can buy to start their own hive.

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  27. How many bees do you think there are in Nebraska.
    Charlotte

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! There are over 115,000 colonies of bees. Each colony can have on average 50,000 to 80,000 bees in it.

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  28. how do you know all these things about bees and honeybees.Also why did you want to be the queen

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I learned a lot about bees and honey from working with beekeepers and reading books. I wanted to be the queen so that I could teach everyone about how important honey bees are and how great honey is!

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  29. why do bees get stuck on tennis balls

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    1. Did you get that from the bee movie?

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    2. Sorry for the delayed response! I'm sure you are referring to the Bee movie, I don't think a real honey bee would get stuck on one.

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  30. what does the boys bee live in when they get kick out for the winter

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Sadly the drone (the boys) will die once they get kicked out of the colony before winter.

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  31. HI I am a child of Naches and you visted i still have a question i kniw how they make there queen jelly but i dont get where they get there stuff to make it?
    _London D Risley

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Worker bees have special glands on their head that produce the liquid we refer to as royal jelly.

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    1. can bees work with others bees

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    2. Sorry for the delayed response! Some beekeepers with hives of honey bees refer to their bees as pets, but not the same way we do for cats and dogs. The beekeeper cares for the bees and helps them, so they call them their pets sometimes.

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    3. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees work with in the family but not with other types of bees.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A queen bee will go outside to mate with drones to be able to lay eggs. She may also leave to 'swarm' and start her colony in a different home.

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  34. What is the difference between drones and worker bees?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Drones are the boys who help the queen to lay eggs. Workers are the girls who do all the other jobs like collecting pollen, making beeswax, and making honey.

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  35. how old do bees live for and drones?
    _Balcom
    _London D Risley

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Worker bees live 6 weeks during the summer time, and drones live a couple months.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! The queen wouldn't be the one to attack intruders; her daughters the workers would tho.

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  37. where is the best place for bee to live?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Beekeepers across the county and world keep bees in many different places. As long as they have plenty of food and water the bees will live just fine!

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  38. DO THE FEMALES EAT THE DRONES IF LOW ON FOOD?
    -Mrs.BAlcom Class

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! No, but they do kick the drones out since they eat too much food

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees like lots of flowers like sunflowers, clover, asters, anything with lots of nectar and pollen!

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  40. do bees attack other insect that are not coming to their home perhaps when there getting food

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If another insect comes to the beehive to steal food, the bees will protect themselves.

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  41. what if a queen bee dies of a intruder? And they dont have time to take the Larvas and so they cant have another queen
    _LONDON D RISLEY

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If a queen bee dies and the workers can't make a new one, that is when a beekeeper buys a new queen and adds her to the hive to ensure the bees can keep living.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A stinger is made out of 'chitin' a special material most insects are made up of

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! When an egg hatches into a larvae it will be fed for 6 days. If it will be a queen it will be fed royal jelly for those 6 days. That is a special food that makes her bigger and able to do the work of a queen

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees are made by the queen laying an egg. That egg will hatch into a larvae where it will be fed for 6 days then it turns into a pupa and develops the rest of the way before being an adult bee

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  45. What is the most common flower honey bees pollonate?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Honey Bees like lots of flowers including sunflowers, asters, clover, and anything with lots of nectar and pollen!

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  46. Are there different types of bees?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! There are more than 25,000 different species of bees in the world, and honey bees are just one of them!

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  47. how long do worker bees stay alive;

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Worker bees live on average 6 weeks during the summer.

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  48. Was the Killer Bee made in a lab?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Africanized honey bees are from Africa so they act different and tend to be more protective of their hive. They weren't made ina lab, just learned from nature and their surroundings to better protect their colony

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  49. why do worker bees do all the work

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Worker bees do the work because that is what they are born to do. There has to be someone to clean and take care of the hive so the workers do that.

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  50. Do honey bees have senses to talk to wasps? I am in the Hollon class and you are amazing thanks for teaching my class about bees for science!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I am glad you enjoyed the talk! Bees don't want to talk to wasps since they are enemies.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Honey bees eat a lot of honey and produce scales of wax which they chew up and mold into their honey comb cells

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  52. do bees ever harm the queen even if she not it anymore

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If the queen isn't doing her job the bees will kill her and replace her.

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  53. are bees color blind or blind???

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Honey bees see color but differently than we do. They see in ultraviolet, so colors we can't see, and they can't see reds

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  54. when and how did you learn that much about bees

    -Eva E

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I learned about bees from beekeepers and reading books

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  55. where do bees store there water during winter

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Bees will store the water inside the honey comb cells to use during the winter to thin out the honey.

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  56. if you plant a flower will a bee take its pollen.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Any flower with lots of good pollen with attract bee that will come to collect that pollen for the colony

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  57. what was the longest bee ever recorded in the universe?????

    Ryker .N

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Well I'm sure it wasn't a honey bee since they are very small. There are more than 25,000 different species of bees in the world so I'm sure there are some very large ones!

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  58. How do you come the honey bee queen.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I got to be the American Honey Queen after being the PA Honey Queen and doing a week long job interview at our national beekeeping convention

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  59. do spiders and ants have queens to.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! I know ants have queens much like the honey bees do, for laying eggs. But I am not sure about spiders. They may, but honey bees are my specialty

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! No they can not. If they try they will end up drowning

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  61. thanks for coming to Naches Valley Elementry!!!!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Thank you for having me! I had a great time, I hope you did to. Hope you learned lots about honey and honey bees!

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! A queen lives on average 3 years, drones live a couple month, and workers like 6 weeks during the summer.

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  63. Can bees die of exaustion?
    -MM d:

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Our worker bees can actually fly so much that their wings become tattered and they can no long get back to the colony to live. They can also not get enough water while working which they can die from too.

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  64. What happens if the queen doesn't get enough food

    _Haley Suarez from Mrs. Hollon's class

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If the queen doesn't get enough food she may die, then the colony may also die because she isn't there to lay eggs.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Yes, bees collect nectar to make honey; their food!

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  66. do queen bees ever leave the hive

    -Eva E Mrs Hollons class

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Yes queens will leave the hive to mate with drones so she is able to lay eggs. She can also leave is the hive gets too crowded and she wants to make a new house.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! Yes! Beekeepers work with honey bees to keep them safe and healthy so that they can keep pollinating our plants

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  68. do bees have babys you said that the queen has babys but you did'nt say the other bees do.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! If a queen is in the colony she is the only one laying eggs. She is the only mom in the colony. The workers don't lay eggs because she is there.

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  69. Hi! Who sponsors your tour across America?

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! As the American Honey Queen I work for the American Beekeeping Federation. They partially sponsor us for our trips, but mainly Jenny and myself sell raffle tickets for a quilt raffle to raise funds so that we are able to fly to many states during our year as queen and princess.

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    1. Sorry for the delayed response! It is estimated that up to 100mg of honey can be stored in the crop or the 'honey stomach'

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