Honeybees are a unique lineage of bee and some of the only ones to produce, store and eat honey. Bees produce honey by processing nectar and other flower-derived substances. Honey is stored in the hive in structures call... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

A honey bee package is a complete set of bees sold to beekeepers so that they can start a new hive. They are usually sold by weight. Packages include a queen and workers, but no drones. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Like all insects, honey bees have three body segments - head, thorax and abdomen - as well as six legs that are attached to the thorax. Only female worker honey bees have stingers. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects
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