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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.


Bees prefer to live near wildflowers and will build their nests in old wood and in areas that are sheltered from the elements. They will stay clear of areas where insecticides are present. Because the natural habits favored by bees are becoming less abundant, some farme...


Queen honey bees live from 3 to 5 years. The life span of a worker bee depends on the season, but it ranges from 6 weeks to 9 months. Drones do not have any use after mating season; any drones left in the hive by autumn are expelled.


Honey bees live in nests throughout the world and can survive in almost every climate except for those that have frigid temperatures year round. The biogeographic regions where many bee species are found including honey bees are paleartic, nearactic, oriental, neotropic...


Africanized bees, also known as "killer bees," live in South America, Central America, eastern Mexico and the southwestern United States. The bees, which originated in Africa and were imported to Brazil, are the result of breeding between the African honey bees and Euro...


Mason bees live in natural cavities, such as woodpecker holes and holes made from wood-boring insects. They are also known to live in wooden blocks with holes drilled in them. Mason bees cannot excavate their own nesting holes.


The life expectancy of a bird depends on the species of bird. Environment also plays a role in the expected life span.