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  1. How many hairs are on a honeybees back legs?

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    1. Honeybees have almost three million hairs on their tiny bodies. Each hair is used to carry pollen. I'm not sure how many hairs are on one leg.

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    1. Honeybees collect nectar from the flowers. They make the nectar into honey by mixing three different enzymes into the nectar. Then they dehydrate the nectar and thicken it in to honey.

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  3. how menny bees are thar in the world???

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    1. Great question Audrey! We think that there are anywhere between 80 million and 100 million hives of honeybees in the world. Each hive has between 10,000 and 60,000 bees.

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  4. I wont to no how I get honey from the hive

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    1. We have an extractor that spins the honey out of the frame. It works a lot like a washing machine spins the water out of clothes.

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  5. Do the bees sting every time you hurt them.

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    1. Honeybees will only sting if they feel threatened. If you stay real clam when honeybees are flying around you they shouldn't hurt you. A honeybee can only sting once and then it dies.

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  6. how long do bees live

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    1. The queen lives for 1-3 years, the worker bee lives 6 weeks and the drone lives 6 months.

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  7. how do bees make nector stick to their legs

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    1. Honeybees put the nectar in their honey stomach and the pollen on their lags. The pollen sticks to their legs because of the hair that is all over their body.

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  8. will bees always die when they sting you??? :)

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    1. Most of the time a honeybees will die after it stings you. The stinger stays in your body because it is a barbed stinger. Connected to the stinger is a whole bunch of important organs that the honeybee can't live without.

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  9. can bees kill people if they sting in a spot that was near your heart???

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    1. Good question Penny. A honeybee can only kill you if you are allergic and you don't use an EpiPen fast enough. Allergic means your throat closes up. If you swell up you are just sensitive to bee stings.

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  10. why do bees use dead bug parts for honey???

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    1. Honey is made from nectar that the honeybees gather from the flowers. They don't use dead bug parts.

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  11. do bees always die when they sting you and do bees always have a queen or not????

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    1. Yes. A honeybee will die after it stings you because it has a barred stinger. When the honeybees stings you the stinger stays in your skin and connected to the stinger are a lot of important organs the honeybee cant live without. Yes. The honeybees always need a queen in the hive because she lays all the eggs in the hive. She lays up to 2,000 eggs a day. Without the queen, new bees would not be barn and the hive would die within 6 week because a worker bee only live for 6 weeks.

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  12. bees have 6 legs why don't they use there front legs for walking

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    1. Honey bees use the front legs to clean the antennae. Honeybees use every part of their body just like we do.

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  13. why do bees have stingers bees shouldn't have em why did god make bees have stingers???

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    1. Good question Penny. God made honeybees to be able to protect themselves. If honeybees did not have stingers they could not protect their queen, eggs and honey inside the hive.

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  14. i am using my moms computer and i am doing this bee project can you give me facts

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  15. Good for you Penny! What kind of facts do you want to know? If you read some of the questions other kids have asked you will learn a lot!

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  16. Why do bees only sting one time on humans and then die? From Treloni

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    1. Good question Treloni! A honeybee will die after it stings you because it has a barred stinger. When the honeybees stings you the stinger stays in your skin and connected to the stinger are a lot of important organs the honeybee cant live without. Humans have a different texture of skin then insects have.

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  17. How do bees make a queen and a bee hive? From Avari

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    1. Workers bees take an egg that's one to three days old and feed it royal jelly. To make a hive there has to be about 30,000-60,000 bees in a hive with one queen.

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  18. Do bees sting if you pull off their flowers

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    1. No. Don't pick a flower they are on and they should leave you alone.

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  19. When does the queen bee leave the nest?

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    1. They will only leave the hive 5 days offer they are born and if there are to many bees in the hive and she needs more room.

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    1. First, a honeybee gathers the nectar from flowers. As they fly back to the hive, the honeybee mixes three enzymes into the nectar. Once the honeybee gets back to the hive she dehydrates the nectar by fanning her wings to remove most of the water. After the nectar is dehydrated it becomes honey and is placed into a wax cell.  The cell is capped over with wax, which acts as a lid to keep the honey clean.

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  21. These are all questions from my class after your presentation. :)
    How do you know which bee is a boy or a girl?

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    1. The girls are the smallest bees in the hive and the drones which are the boys are a lot larger.

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  22. How do you know if they make honey or not?

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    1. All worker bees make honey for them to eat all year around.

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    1. A scientist in 1947 determined that your average worker honey bee beats its wings at the rate of 208 to 277 beats per second. That adds up to 12,480 to 16,820 beats per minute. Pretty fast, huh?

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  24. How do they know which bees are honey bees?

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    1. Honey bees are more orange and black whereas a wasp is more yellow and black.

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  25. Hi how many bees does it take to make a single hive

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  26. how do the bees pollinate?

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    1. When a bee collects nectar and pollen from the flower of a plant, some pollen from the stamens—the male reproductive organ of the flower—sticks to the hairs of her body. When she visits the next flower, some of this pollen is rubbed off onto the stigma—the female reproductive organ of the flower. When this happens, fertilization is possible, and a fruit, carrying seeds, can develop.

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  27. whow long douse it take to pallinate

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    1. Honeybees visit about 50-100 flowers when they go outside. They all work different amount of times.

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    2. Honeybees can fly to hundreds of flowers in one day. Pollination happens when they bring pollen from one flower to another flower - that's a lot of pollination happening everyday!

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  28. Do bumble bees make honey? And why
    I am just curios Lol

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    1. Honeybees are the only insects that makes honey for humans.

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    2. Yes, bumble bees make honey but only enough for themselves to eat. Honey bees are the only bee that makes honey for us to eat.

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  29. what a happens if its a long time for the queen bee to bee chosen do they get unpatent

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  30. When you get stung by a bee i think your so post to suck the poison too???
    And i am from the school in San Diego!!! My name is CONRAD X!!
    +people called you the queen of inglend and prom queen so ya im very sorry about that!!!

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    1. Hi Conrad, If you get stung by a bee you don't want to suck the poison out. You can put some honey on it and the honey will help heal your sting.

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  31. Leilani Nikkole StrangmanSeptember 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM

    When did you realize that you had a passion for bee keeping?

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    1. I knew I loved honeybees when I was 7 years old. I saw how much they do for us and how they help us live. I love them so much!

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  32. How do you know which bee is a boy or a girl.

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    1. The boys are bigger than the girls and the boys have bigger eyes. The girl are the smallest bees in the hive.

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  33. wet happens wen you pat the smowkr and you dowt jav the masc an you smel smoc and you swat and the bis sinc dat yor suatindem.

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    1. I have gotten in to my hive without a veil on many times and smoked them. The honeybees are fine as long as I stay calm.

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    1. Beekeepers keep hive all over the place. They like them by the flowers and were it is dry. If you want one you can find a beekeeper and see if you can buy one from them.

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  35. How do bees give jelly to the queen bee.

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  36. Hello again American Honey Princess! Remember today when you went to Bostonia Language Academy, I have a question. Its Brandon by the way. So, what happens if a queen fights with a wasp? Can you please let me know? Thank you Hope (American Honey Princess)!

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    1. Hi Brandon, The worker bees will protect the queen. The worker bees will kill the wasp before it gets to the queen.

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  37. Hi honey princess. My brother has kind of a big cut. If I put honey on it would it heal his cut? Also where can you find bee hives?

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    1. Yes. Honey will help your bothers cut. I hope it heals soon. You can find a bee hive with beekeepers or you can buy one online.

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  38. Im erica by the way from the assembly.

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  39. Hi I am from the assembely today. What is the weight of a queen bee??

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    1. Hi Daniel! How are you? What's your favorite thing about bees?

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    1. Not really. Honey can help boost your immune system which will help you body heal fast and help your bruising.

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  42. Why do bees have pollen basket's if they have hair on there legs. Can't the pollen stick to there legs.

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    1. Honeybees pollen baskets are made from the hair on their lags.

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    1. Honey have to sting to protect themselves. But they will only sting you if they feel like you will hurt them.

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  44. How fast does a bee flap it's wings?

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    1. I read in a book that they flap their wings 100 miles per hour!!Between you and me,I think that book was FICTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    2. A scientist in 1947 determined that your average worker honey bee beats its wings at the rate of 208 to 277 beats per second. That adds up to 12,480 to 16,820 beats per minute. Pretty fast, huh?

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  45. Why can a honey bee sting a wasp more times than a human and not die?

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    1. Wasp and humans have different skin textures. Wasp skin is soft and human skin in a little tougher.

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  46. How long does it take for the bee to grow from an egg to an adult bee?

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    1. Good question Ethan. A queen takes 16 days to hatch, a drone takes 26 days, and a worker bee takes 21 days to hatch.

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  47. How many pounds of honey does a honeybee eat every year? Also, how many pounds of honey does a honeybee hive eat every year?

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    1. One bee lives for 6 weeks in the summer time and makes only a drop of honey in her lifetime. We have to make sure to leave our bees 60-100 pounds of honey in the winter time.

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  48. Do bears try to attack the hives the bees stay in???

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    1. Yes. Bears love to eat the lava inside the hive because it is high in protein and will help them live in the winter time. Beekeepers have to put a fence around the hive to help keep the bears out.

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  49. What do honeybees do with the babies when there is a fire?

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    1. They would have to leave them in the hive because there are to many to carry out. Then the queen would lay up to 2,000 new eggs everyday to replace the ones they last.

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  50. How many times a year do you have to take the honey out of the bee hive?

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    1. It depends on where you live. We can harvest your honey anywhere from 1-3 times. Sometimes more.

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  51. How much do Bumble Bees weigh?

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  52. I have two questions.
    1.why is a bee black and yellow?
    2.If you are allergic to bees can you still eat honey?

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    1. Honeybees are amber and black in color. I don't know why--that is just one of their traits. If you are allergic to bee stings, you can definitely still eat honey! There are more than 300 varieties of honey in the US (depending on the nectar source) so try a bunch to find your favorite. Great questions!

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  53. If i am allergic to bees,why should i keep them.

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    1. If you are very allergic to bee stings, I would not recommend that you become a beekeeper. But, you can still enjoy honey!

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  54. Hi I have been stung by a bee before.

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    1. I'm so sorry you were stung! Many times, people mistake honeybees for wasps. Honeybees hang out by flowers, are fuzzy and amber in coloring. Wasps (like yellow jackets) can be at picnics or parks and are not hairy and are yellow and black. It can help to ice your sting and it will feel better in a day or so.

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    1. Yes, the queen bee has a smoother stinger, but she does not leave the hive under normal conditions.

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  56. What is the average amount that a single beehive produce in one year and what is the average amount of bees in a beehive.

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    1. One hive can produce 50-100 lbs of honey per year, depending on the weather and conditions. A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees.

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  57. What is the average amount of bees in a single beehive.

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    1. A beehive in summer can have as many as 50,000 to 80,000 bees.

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  58. How much honey can a bee hold in its honey stomach.

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    1. Honey is not honey until the bees have deposited it into the wax cells and evaporated the correct amount of moisture from it. The bees carry nectar back to the hive to make honey, and the average load of nectar is 20-40 mg, making one pound of nectar equivalent to 12,000-24,000 trips to and from a nectar source. Wow!

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  59. Have u ever got stung by a wasp or a red bee from wyoming?

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    1. The average load of nectar is 20-40 mg, making one pound of nectar equivalent to 12,000-24,000 trips to and from a nectar source. Wow!

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  61. How does it feel to have bees right there in front of your face? AAAAAHHHH !!!! I just discovered I can't type in cursive!!! Your BEEuatiful friend, Azzalynn

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    1. It doesn't scare me--I know they won't sting unless they are provoked. We do demonstrations with live honeybees to demonstrate how gentle they can be. And they are so important for our food supply! Every third bite of food you take relies on bees to pollinate. You are BEE-utiful, too Azzalynn!

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  62. Is it scary to have bees right in front of your face?AAAAAAHHHHHH CAN! NOT !TYPE! IN !CURSIVE!!!

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  63. can there be king bee.

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    1. That's correct, aih! There is only a queen bee. The male bees are called drones and there are hundreds per hive.

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  64. how can you tell if its a honey bee?

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    1. Good question! Honeybees are fuzzy and have more of an amber/black coloring. They visit flowers to collect pollen and nectar. Wasps or yellow jackets are not hairy and have the bright yellow/black coloring and can be pests at your picnic because they are attracted to meat and sweet beverages.

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  65. I have two questions, One do the drone or worker bees make the royal jelly, and Two how DO they make the royal jelly?

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    1. Great questions! Worker bees make the royal jelly. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of nurse worker bees.

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  66. How many eyes does a bee have?

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    1. Honeybees have five eyes. Two large compound eyes and three smaller oclli eyes in the center of their head.

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  67. How long does it take for a egg to hatch?

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    1. Development from egg to emerging bee varies among queens, workers, and drones. Queens emerge from their cells in 15–16 days, workers in 21 days, and drones in 24 days.

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  68. Why do bee's only live for six weeks

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    1. Good question! They work so hard during the summer months nursing young bees, guarding the hive and collecting nectar that they only live a short but very productive life.

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  69. Hi miss peinses when you take the honey where do the bees go

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    1. Honeybees create a surplus of honey, so when beekeepers harvest the honey, he/she can leave enough honey on the hive so the bees have food for the winter. The honeybees stay in their hive!

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    1. Great question! Honeybee colonies consist of a single queen, hundreds of male drones and 20,000-60,000 female worker bees.

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  71. bees are so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Yes! I think so, too! Thanks for your comment Sophie:)

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  72. How do bee's pollnate the flowers

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    1. When a bee collects nectar and pollen from the flower of a plant, some pollen from the stamens—the male reproductive organ of the flower—sticks to the hairs of her body. When she visits the next flower, some of this pollen is rubbed off onto the stigma—the female reproductive organ of the flower. When this happens, fertilization is possible, and a fruit, carrying seeds, can develop.

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  73. Hi this is Alice and Miles and we would like to know what is in a bee stinger

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    1. And also, why can there only be one queen bee?

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    2. The stinger has a small barb on it and there is a venom sack connected to the stinger. The reason there can only be one queen is because that is how the colony makes it, if there are more than one queens in a hive they will fight until one wins.

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  74. Its my friends birthday today!

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    1. Happy birthday friend! I hope you had a great day.

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    2. Happy birthday friend! I hope you had a good day!

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  75. why do bees only live 6 weeks?

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    1. Honeybees only live around six weeks because in their short life time they go through their many jobs that they do in and outside of the hive and work so much their wings give out.

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  76. Do honey bees prefer a certain place to live?

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  77. why are the workers smallest the drones second and the Queen biggest

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  78. Hi i'm Cruz from Aldridge elementary is my name Joe bananas

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  79. what is the site for getting a free beehive

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  80. what is the site for the free beehive

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  81. Cruz/Joe is here from Aldridge elementary

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  82. why dont bees start leaving since you sad the smoke means a fire is inside the beehive and they start packing up. p.s.i am a 5th grade student at aldridge elementary

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  83. Bees are so cool!!!!I know that bees have 4 wings but do they fly with 2 wings or all of their wings?

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  84. How do bees make all of the cells in a hive?

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  85. What do bees need antana for?

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