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  • 1. Honeybee By: Abigail Tinoco Period 1
  • 2. Facts:
    • Thought to have originated from India
    • Lays up to 1,500 eggs per day
    • Live in larger colonies
    • Eat nectar and pollen
    • Lifespan: Queens, 7 years. Drones, 4-5 weeks. Workers, 8 weeks.
    • Scientific name: Apis mellifera
    http:// images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/065/cache/honey-bee_6532_600x450.jpg
  • 3. Characteristics:
    • Wings: 4 wings attached in pairs
    • Stinger: dies after using it’s stinger because using it rips apart it’s abdomen
    • Pollen sac: pollen collected on it’s body gets stored in pouches on the hind legs
    • Eyes: has compound eyes and is sensitive to ultraviolet light
    http:// www.insecta-inspecta.com/bees/honey/hbeelabel1.gif
  • 4. Habitat:
    • The origin of habitats of the honeybee are tropical climates and heavily forested areas
    • They prefer to live in gardens, orchards, and other places where flowers are abundant
    • Found throughout the world wherever flowers grow
    • Build nests inside old, hollow trees
    • Most honeybees nest in artificial hives provided by humans
    http:// a-z-animals.com/media/animals/images/470x370/honey_bee2.jpg
  • 5. Distribution of honeybees in the U.S. http:// www.gpnc.org/images/jpegs/animals/beemap2008.jpg
  • 6. Feeding:
    • For the first 5 or 6 days of it’s life the honeybee consumes large amounts of pollen to obtain proteins and minerals for growth
    • Between the 10 th and 14 th day of it’s life the worker bees main diet is carbohydrates which are gathered in trees and plants
    • Honey is then made from the nectar
    • Honey is a large part of a bees diet it is eaten all year round it is easily digestible for the bees
    http:// megabeediet.com/art/bees_eating_megabee1.jpg
  • 7. Lifecycle:
    • The lifecycle begins when the queen lays and egg in the comb
    • It will soon develop into a female worker but an unfertilized egg will produce a male drone
    • The egg is hatched 3 days later
    • The worker bees maintain the colony
    • For the last part of their life they work to collect food for the queen and build comb cells
    • They also clean the hive and feed the larvae
    http:// cdn1.arkive.org/media/0A/0A4816FE-A7B9-4FA9-B952-B93122DDF721/Presentation.Medium/Honey-bee-pupae-at-different-stages-of-development.jpg
  • 8. Works Cited:
    • Slide 4 Habitat: http://www.orkin.com/stinging-pests/bees/habitat-of-a-honey-bee
    • Slide 6 Feeding: http://www.ehow.com/facts_6060060_honey-bee_s-diet.html
    • Slide 2, 3, and 7: King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997