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  1. How do you pick your new queen bee?

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    1. The worker bees will choose recently laid eggs that will get raised to be queens. They will get royal jelly for 6 days as larvae, and will be born ready to be a queen!

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    1. Guard bees will stand at the hive entrance and make sure only bees of that family are allowed in. If another insect tries to come in they will keep the intruder from entering the hive.

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  3. Where do bees go to the restroom? Where can they go so they don't ruin the honey?


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    1. Bees will go to the bathroom outside of the hive, which means when it is cold outside (less than 55 degrees) bees will hold it in till it is warm enough to use the bathroom outside of the hive.

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  4. Do you like honey? What's your favorite kind?

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    1. I love honey! There are hundreds and even thousands of different honeys in the world so it is hard to pick. I do like Cotton, white clover, Macadamia Nut, and Japanese Knotweed.

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  5. How do bees go to the bathroom? Do bees go to the bathroom and where do bees go to the bathroom?

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    1. Bees will go to the bathroom outside of the hive, which means when it is cold outside (less than 55 degrees) bees will hold it in till it is warm enough to use the bathroom outside of the hive.

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  6. How do bees go to the bathroom without the nectar coming out?

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    1. Bees use their tongue for the nectar so that isn't a problem. Bees will go to the bathroom outside of the hive, which means when it is cold outside (less than 55 degrees) bees will hold it in till it is warm enough to use the bathroom outside of the hive.

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  7. How do bees know where their home is when they are far away?

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    1. Bees are really good with directions! They know their house in relationship to the sun and the horizon. Also there are bees that send off homing smells at the entrance of the hive that helps get everyone back home at night!

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    1. As long as they think it is safe, a bee can land anywhere! They stop beating their wings to stop from flying and then their 6 legs get them around on the grass, a tree, or even you if they land on you to take a break.

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    1. Yes, every hive has a queen. She needs to be there to lay the eggs for more bees to be born.

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    1. I love honey! There are hundreds and even thousands of different honeys in the world so it is hard to pick. I do like Cotton, white clover, Macadamia Nut, and Japanese Knotweed.

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    1. While I do not have my own beehives, I am a beekeeper! I help a beekeeper friend in PA and I have helped other beekeepers across the country with their bees. I hope to get my own bees one day!

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

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

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