The Hive

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Bees are one of the most important creatures on Earth.

Thanks to their work as pollinators we have many plants, vegetables and fruits. The bee family consists of around fifty thousand bees. Each of them plays a specific role in the hive. They have to work together to survive, stay safe and healthy.

 

Life in the hive

 

There is only one queen bee and her only task is to lay eggs that turn into larvae and later into young bees. Drones are male bees whose only job is to fertilize the queen. Most of the bees in the family are worker bees. They have many tasks; building and cleaning the hive, producing wax, guarding and defending the family and feeding the eggs. Some of them fly outside to collect pollen, nectar and water.