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 ... More »

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 li... More »

Typically, wasps go through a life cycle that lasts from spring to fall, and they obtain nectar, rubbish and insects in the area for their food supply. They are not likely to die from starvation during this period but ra... More »

Worker honey bees eat nectar and pollen from flowers, while larvae eat honey, and queens eat royal jelly. Honey is created from nectar when a worker bee holds the nectar on its tongue until the moisture evaporates. More »

The main cause of honey bees being endangered are parasites, including tracheal and varroa mites that were introduced into North America in the 1980s. These parasites cause diseases that can be harmful to the bees' colon... More »

Many species of animals eat honey bees including other insects, amphibians, birds and mammals. Mammals kill more bees than other vertebrates, with bears and honey badgers being some of the most prolific bee killers. Seve... More »

To raise honey bees successfully, build a safe and functional hive for the bees to live in, acquire enough bees for the colony to thrive, and perform regular maintenance to keep the hive healthy. Harvesting of honey is u... More »

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