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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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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