Monday, November 22, 2010

About Honey and Honey Bees

Honey Bees are amazing insects that have evidently distinct roles. Between twenty thousand and sixty thousand bees lives in a separate hive with the Queen Bee as the head of the family. In fact the queen bee lays approximately 1500 eggs a day and lives for nearly two years. Honey bees are a division of bees in the Genus Apis, largely distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. Honey bees stand for only a small fraction of just about 20,000 identified species of bees. Several other types of related bees make and store honey, but only members of the Genus Apis are real honey bees. read more

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