Honey bee


Honey bee (Apis mellifera)

Be(e) industrious!

A bee hive consists of a queen bee, drones and up to 80,000 working bees. The latter have different duties depending on their age. Over the course of their lives they are cleaning bees, nurses and construction bees inside the hive and after their 20th day of life they become flying bees that collect pollen and draw flower nectar. There are no supervisors that ensure diligence and punctuality. The coexistance is regulated by a pheromone(aromatic substance) of the queen.


Category: other

Stem type: wild bee 5000 years ago

Weight: ♂ 0.19g, ♀ queen: 0.23g, worker 0.1g

Brood: queen: from spring to autumn; 1,000-1,200 eggs / day

Age: queen bee 4-5 years, drones 3-4 weeks, worker 5-6 weeks

feed: nectar, pollen

Power: honey, pollination of flowers, beeswax, propolis (antibiotic), bee venom (in ointment for rheumatism and osteoarthritis), food juice royal jelly (used in cosmetics)