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  1. 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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  3. Do you know how meny bees thare are

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  4. Do you know how long bees can live? (ages)

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    1. The queen bee can live on average 3 years, the drones will live one season, and the workers will live 6 weeks during the summer time.

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    1. They can if they have to! But they will lose their stinger and die if they do.

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  8. Emma Moore [from fifth grade yesterday}
    What are all the things honey and bees can do to help humans?
    P.S loved your dress

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    1. Honey is great for healing minor cuts and burns, even helping a sore throat! Honey bees help humans by pollinating up to 80 different crops that provide food for us!
      Thank you!

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    2. No Thank You!
      I really enjoyed your program!

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  9. Why can't the drones go out and try to collect pollen like the girls do?

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    1. Drones don't have those specialized hairs we call pollen baskets which is essential for collecting pollen. Also since drones don't have stingers they wouldn't be able to protect themselves while working at the flowers.

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  10. You did great on your presentation to us at co-op yesterday.I thought it was good. Alex

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  11. why do the drones not have stingers. Reagan

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    1. The drones have that one job of helping a queen so that she can lay her eggs. Drones don't have the body parts to collect nectar and pollen so they have no need to be around animals, humans, or other insects where a stinger would be needed.

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  12. How much hony does it take to make 1 honey stick? Alex

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    1. One honey stick contains 1 teaspoon. That is the work of 12 honey bees!

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  13. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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