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  1. where do bees fly to get their neter

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    1. Honeybees fly up to five miles away from their hive to collect nectar to take back. Honeybees travel so far because it takes about 2 million flowers to be able to make one pound of honey.

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  2. How many eyes does a honeybee have?

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    1. Honeybees have five eyes, three of which are called simple eyes or ocelli. They are on the top of the head in a triangle pattern and are hard to see. These eyes don’t see images, but they can see changes in light. The other two eyes are called compound eyes. With all five eyes together, it makes it very hard to surprise the bee.

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  3. Does the queen bee stop producing eggs in the winter?

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    1. Yes, the queen bee stops producing eggs in the winter, because it is too cold to keep the eggs warm.

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    2. How do you make another queen bee?

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    3. The worker bees will make a new queen by taking an egg that is 1-3 days old and take it out of the cell in the hive and put it in a new cell that is larger because she is a larger honey bee. Then they will feed her royal jelly and she will grow into a queen bee.

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  4. I was wondering if when the queen bee's hive is burning and she hasnt had the babies what would happen

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    1. Thank you for your question Kylee! If a beehive is on fire, the queen and workers would leave the hive and create a new home where that queen can lay new eggs.

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    1. Thank you for your question Riley! The queen is the longest bee in the hive. Although queens vary in size, the average queen is around 2 centimeters long.

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  6. Do bees land on red roses to?

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  7. Thank you for your question! Honeybees are usually attracted to flowers because of their bright color or fragrance, and roses don’t produce much nectar. Honeybees do pollinate some types of roses, but if there are other nectar sources nearby, the honeybees might favor those over red roses. Some blooms that honeybees love: asters, wildflowers, clover, sunflowers, daisies, crocus, bee balm, hosta and zinnias.

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  8. What do the honey bees do when the queen bee dies

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    1. They will make a new queen by taking an egg that is 1-3 days old and take it out of the cell in the hive and put it in a new cell that is larger because she is a larger honey bee. Then they will feed her royal jelly and she will grow into a queen bee.

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    1. Honey bees will mix honey and pollen together and they will eat it with their mouth. Just like other animals eat their food with their mouths so do honey bees.

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  10. Do you have a queen bee

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    1. I have 7 bee hives that I take care of and each bee hive has only 1 queen. So, I have 7 queens because I have 7 hives.

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    2. willow that send you that meseg of the qeen bee I love your hair maia

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    3. Why can't a queen bee live longer than 3 years?

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    how long can bees live


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    1. All 3 types of honey bees in the hive live for different amounts of time. The queen bee will live for 3 years and she lays all the eggs in the hive. Drone bees will live for 6 months. Worker bees will only live for 6 weeks working very hard doing different jobs inside and outside the bee hive - including making honey for us to eat!!!

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  12. can bees stay at home

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    1. Honey bees will fly up to 5 miles away from their hive to find pollen and nectar for their hive and pollenating 1/3 of our food source. After they are done getting pollen and nectar, they will go back to their home.

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  13. how many bees do you have

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    1. I have 7 bee hives and in each bee hive there are about 50,000-80,000 bees. So if I have 7 hives there will be over 420,000 bees total in my 7 hives. That is a lot of bees!

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    1. In one bee hive there will be anywhere from 50,000-80,000 bees. And, amazingly, they all work together to do different jobs in the hive.

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  15. how did you become america's honey princess?

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    1. I was selected by the American Beekeeping Federation. It was a lot like a job interview. Some people asked me different questions to see if I was a good speaker in front of people and if I knew about honey, bees and beekeeping. They also were looking for a girl who could travel all over America to speak to kids and adults about the importance of honey bees and honey.

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    2. Hello! Did you know that a honey bee only makes one drop of honey in her entire life?

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    1. Thank you! I think that honey bees are awesome too. They help give us lots of the food we eat like vegetables and fruits and lots of the nuts we eat.

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  17. how can honeybees see in the dark?

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    1. Honeybees have five eyes, three of which are called simple eyes or ocelli. They are on the top of the head in a triangle pattern and are hard to see when you look them. These eyes don’t see images like we do, but they can see changes in light. The other two eyes are called compound eyes. With all five eyes together, honey bees can see some light in the hive. However, they must use other senses to help them communicate and move around in the hive when it is completely dark.

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  18. thank you for answering me �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� this was nevaeh foley

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for asking me a question. If you have any more questions let me know and I would be happy to answer them for you.

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  19. So was the bee movie a lie?

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    1. There are some true aspects of the movie but there are some that are not entirely correct, for instance the worker bees are the female bees and the drone bees are the male bees. One worker bee makes one drop of honey in her life time.

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  20. What do honey bees do with the honey?

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    1. Honey bees will eat the honey. They will also mix honey and pollen together and feed it to the baby bees.

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    1. Hello Logan, to make cold smoke you would want to start your smoker with whatever materials you use, some beekeepers use pine needles or burlap. Once you have gotten the smoke going you will want to let the materials you are using go down to kindling which is cooler than what it would be if it was a bigger flame, and that will produce cooler smoke.

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    1. Honeybees are not native to the Americas, they were imported, like a lot of the livestock we have today, by European settlers

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    1. Thank you for your question Mary. A bee has 5 eyes! Three ocelli are simple eyes that discern light intensity, and two large compound eyes detect movement.

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  24. Does a bumblebee hit you before sting

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    1. I can't answer for bumblebees, but honeybees usually don't sting people unless they are provoked or are protecting their hive. Thank you for your question!

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  25. If the you are nice to the Queen Bee is she nice to you.?

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    1. Most of time when you encounter the Queen Bee she will be working laying eggs, but you always want to be nice to all the honeybees because they are doing their job for us by helping the environment.

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  26. what happens if the queen bee dies?

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  27. Hey Kacy! If a Queen Bee happens to die, the colony she is from will try really hard to create a new queen by making queen cells in the hive to produce a queen. If the colony is unable to create a queen, then the beekeeper taking care of that hive can introduce a new queen to the hive and once the colony is use to the new queen, she can go to work by starting to lay eggs again.

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  28. thank you so much for answering me and thank you for teaching emma b ward love nevaeh foley the girl you said you would always remember p.s. you have picture of me on your phone��������������

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  29. Can you help me I are ready sall you at is hey's primary School I tride to ease my hand but as soon Ias I did you said all right that's a lots of questions but my birthday is on the 29 of this year this year is going by quick is ins,t

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    1. Happy Birthday Mary! I hope you have a SWEET year ahead:)

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  30. Why I raise my hand is because I want to to ask you about bumble bees e do they hit you before stinging you Are do they sting before they for hittting you

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    1. Thank you for questions Mary! Honeybees usually don't sting people unless they are provoked or are protecting their hive.

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  31. What would happen if none of the queen bees make it?

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    1. If the queens don't make it then beekeeper taking care of that hive can introduce a new queen to the hive which they can buy online. Once the colony is use to the new queen, she can go to work by starting to lay eggs again.

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  32. What do you have to go through to be honey queen or princess

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    1. We apply through the American Beekeeping Federation. It's a knowledge based competition that is a lot like a job interview.

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