Honeybee who’s who? | BEE-2A

Honeybees are the only type of bees that can make honey and there are only 7 species of honeybee in the world! The most common honeybee is the European honeybee (Apis mellifera) which, despite its name, is found in every continent in the world except Antarctica.

Honeybees live in social groups in nests or in special man-made beehives managed by beekeepers. There are 20,000 to 60,000 honeybees in each honeybee colony. Most of these bees are female worker bees or male drones but there is also a special queen bee who is the mother and ruler of them all!

Click on the bees in the honeycomb to find out who they are and what they do.

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