How Long Do Bees Live?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 11:22:07 PM ET
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The average lifespan of a bee depends upon the hive's activity when she is born, and is 40 days during the active season and five months if born the season before. Queen bees live an average of three years, and drones live until they mate or for 90 days.