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  1. 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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    3. Have you gotten stung at least 47 times?

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    4. Yes I think more than 1 type of bee can make honey!

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    5. how meney times have u ben stung??? frome:rebecca

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    6. what is your favorite part about the bees?

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    7. me and my dad are bee keepers!! do you have any tips. we do not have any honey coming.

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    8. me and my dad are bee keepers!! do you have any tips. we do not have any honey coming. i might not read your rep

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

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    1. 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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  4. 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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    2. do bees like palin and ptados

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    3. how many Queen bees are therein the world and are they big

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    4. Honeybees love to eat pollen and nectar from flowers. There is one queen per hive of bees in the world--there are a lot in the world! Check out this post for a photo of a queen, worker and drone bee! http://www.buzzingacrossamerica.com/2017/07/the-honey-bees-life-in-hive.html

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. how do bees make a hive (Derin)

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    1. Hi Derin! That’s a great question, as beekeepers we make the wooden boxes and the frames for the bees. The bees will build their honey comb on the frames using beeswax.

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    2. haw do you no if a bee is a boy or a girl

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    3. The Queen (the longest bee) and the worker bees (most of the hive) are females. Drone bees are male and they are the widest bee.

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  8. From my students....

    Why do bee stings hurt so much?

    What do you love most about bees?

    What is the difference between a bee and a wasp?

    Thank you!

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    1. Those are all great questions!
      -When you get stung by a honey bee it leaves behind its stinger and a little bit of venom.
      -I love everything about bees! Everything from the hive to the pollen is so amazing!
      -There are so many differences in bees and wasp. Like honey bees are hairy and wasps are smooth. Wasps usually a bright yellow and a dark black unlike honey bees who are usually more of a dark brown or gold with some black.

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  9. How do you become the honey princess or queen?

    -From 2nd grade

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    1. This is our job and like any job we need to be prepared! We apply for the job and we need to know a lot about bees, honey and beekeeping.

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  10. 4/26/19 thank you from casey a second grader at west district

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  11. when queen bees die what happens?

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    1. That’s a really good question. When a queen bee dies the bees in the hive start making a new queen. They pick about five or six larvae and start feeding them royal jelly, a nutritious food, to make the bees grow bigger and into a queen bee!

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    1. Sussex County. The very top of New Jersey! ~Princess Nicole

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  13. princess Nicole are there more than one Bee































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    1. Great question! There are three different types of bees in a hive. The queen bee (only one per hive), the worker bees (tens of thousands per hive) and drones (hundreds per hive). The queen bees is the longest bee in the hive, can lay up to 1500 eggs a day and lives 3-5 years. The worker bees do all the work, like nursing the young bees, building beeswax, cleaning out cells, guarding the hive and collecting pollen and nectar from flowers. Worker bees only live about a month during the summer--because they are working so hard! Drones are the male bees, the fattest bee and the worker bees usually kick them out in the fall.

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    1. The honeybee queen works everyday! In the summer, she will lay up to 2000 eggs a day that will then grow into new honeybees.

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    1. The honeybee queen doesn't sting people. She uses her stinger to fight or kill other queen bees. The other worker honeybee's can only sting one time and then they die. The worker honeybees usually only sting if they are protecting their hive. Honeybees are very kind insects!

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  16. Do queen Bees leave there home

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    1. The honeybee queen only leaves the hive when she is on a mating flight! Another time she might leave the hive is if her and some of the other bees decide to find a new home.

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  17. how come your not responding to my questions

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    1. We would love to respond to your questions! What can we help you with?

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  18. Hannah you are nice. I am at Elk Mound Elementary School.

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    1. Thank you! I had a great time today at your school assembly.

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  19. how much money is all of this i want to bee a bee keeper to

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    1. The cost varies by region but might be around $500 to buy all the equipment your first year. Then, you just purchases a package of bees each year. It's a good idea to take a beekeeping class with your parents and check with local beekeeping organizations to see if anyone is selling used equipment to keep your costs down. Great question!

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  20. how do bees go to the bathroom?

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    1. Although they don't go often, they leave the hive if they need to go to the bathroom.

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  21. You are a pretty bee keeper
    Oh and how many communitys have you went to

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    1. Thank you! I travel all around the United States talking about honey, honeybees and beekeeping. Check out the Honey Queen page for a list of places I've been this year. http://www.buzzingacrossamerica.com/p/honey-queen.html

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    1. A queen bee will die as she will normally live for 2-5 years. Once she dies, the hive will make a new queen to take her place.

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  23. Hannah how does be bee sleep?

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    1. I am a beekeeper! I have around 200 hives that I manage with my Dad.

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  25. when did you start bee keeping

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    1. I started beekeeping when I was pretty young! I followed in the footsteps of my Grandpa and Dad! I've always been fascinated by the honeybees and how much we can learn from them.

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  26. Hannah do you know how long a bee lives?

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    1. A worker bee lives for about 4 weeks in the summer. She flies so much scavenging for flowers that she will wear her wings off.

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  27. i didn't mean to say that
    bye the way how to bees get killed?

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    1. The worker honeybees are so busy in the summer flying to flowers, that they will actually wear their wings off at about 4 weeks of age and die. The honeybee will also die if they sting. Bears, skunks, and some birds will eat the honeybees. Most of the time, they die from old age.

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    1. A worker bee will live for about 4 weeks in the summer as they fly so much they wear their wings off and die.

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    1. Cute question! You could always dress up as a honeybee! The youngest worker bees in the hive are great helpers--the "kid bees" help by cleaning our cells and nursing the young bees.

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  30. how long dose a Queen bee live

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  31. Who was the first beekeeper?

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    1. Beekeeping has been around a long time. The first records of beekeeping date back to 2400 BC, but we don't know the name of the first beekeeper.

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  32. how do bees go to the bathroom?????? and

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    1. Although they don't go often, they leave the hive if they need to "use the bathroom."

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  33. Hannah i was in Mr Arneson's classroom when you were in their. I was sitting right to your left closest to the wall. How do bees have babys? please tell me idk.

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    1. The honeybee Queen will lay the egg that will eventually turn into a honeybee.

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  34. Hi you came to are school at elk mound elementary and I want to ask if you enjoy working with bees

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    1. On and my name is Abigail Mae brantner or you can call me abby

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  35. have you ever saw a bee hive attaking a baer

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    1. We fence our beehives in so that way the bear's can't attack the hives!

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  36. hey it me the kid in elk mound elementary school from the 3rd class meh names bella how old r u and how many bees there are.

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    1. I am currently a senior in college! In one hive of honeybees, there are about 60,000-80,000 honeybees.

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  37. hi this is Amani thank you for visiting our school i had a lovely time

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    1. Thank you Amani! I had a wonderful time speaking to your school.

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  38. what is your favorite part about the bees???

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    1. I love how you can constantly learn from the honeybees! I also love how it's a huge family adventure for me as well.

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  39. do you have any children if so do they bee keep GRACE from elk mound

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    1. I do not have any children but would love to continue the beekeeping tradition in my family someday!

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  40. are you coming to naches this year

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