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  1. Today I found a drone in our yard. Alex

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    1. Awesome! They are getting kicked out the hive right now becasue they eat too much food and don't help the hive stay warm. Like the other honey bees, that drone is nice and can't hurt you. Drones don't have stingers!

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  2. my neighbors have honey bees and their drones are being kicked out. {ALEX}

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  3. do other bees make honey? {Alexandria}

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    1. Hi Alexandria! Yes, there are a few types of bees that produce honey but not enough for beekeepers to harvest. Honeybees are the only bees that make a large surplus of honey.

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  4. Has a bee ever stung a person and survived? ( Audri )

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    1. We apologize for the delay! Thank you for your question Audri! When a honeybee stings a person, it cannot pull the barbed stinger back out. It leaves behind not only the stinger, but also part of its abdomen and digestive tract, plus muscles and nerves. This massive abdominal rupture kills the honeybee. Honeybees are the only bees to die after stinging.

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  5. Are bees able to sting twice even though they leave their stinger in your skin? (Kennedy)

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  6. Hi, Kennedy! Thank you for your question! Honeybees can only sting once and then she will die. When stinging a person, their barbed stinger gets stuck in the skin. Then the honeybee tries to fly away and her abdomen will rip in half, killing the honeybee.

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  7. Where do I learn how to keep bees? I have no knowledge and no equipment, but want to start this spring.

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    1. Thank you for your question! There are many beekeeping organizations in Kansas, and some offer classes that can help you get started. I just did a quick Google search and a few popped up. It looks like this organization (http://www.nekba.org) had a class March 17, so you just missed it, but I would recommend connecting with a local beekeeping organization to get more information about knowledge and equipment.

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  8. We just finished your presentation at Rolling Hills School. One of the students has an awesome question. How many bees does it take to get all of the pollen from a flower?
    Thanks for all the great information!

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  9. That is a good question, depending on the type flower and how much pollen the flower produces! It will be different each time.

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