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abigail tinoco period 1 honeybee


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abigail tinoco period 1 honeybee

  1. 1. Honeybee By: Abigail Tinoco Period 1
  2. 2. Facts: <ul><li>Thought to have originated from India </li></ul><ul><li>Lays up to 1,500 eggs per day </li></ul><ul><li>Live in larger colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Eat nectar and pollen </li></ul><ul><li>Lifespan: Queens, 7 years. Drones, 4-5 weeks. Workers, 8 weeks. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific name: Apis mellifera </li></ul>http://
  3. 3. Characteristics: <ul><li>Wings: 4 wings attached in pairs </li></ul><ul><li>Stinger: dies after using it’s stinger because using it rips apart it’s abdomen </li></ul><ul><li>Pollen sac: pollen collected on it’s body gets stored in pouches on the hind legs </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes: has compound eyes and is sensitive to ultraviolet light </li></ul>http://
  4. 4. Habitat: <ul><li>The origin of habitats of the honeybee are tropical climates and heavily forested areas </li></ul><ul><li>They prefer to live in gardens, orchards, and other places where flowers are abundant </li></ul><ul><li>Found throughout the world wherever flowers grow </li></ul><ul><li>Build nests inside old, hollow trees </li></ul><ul><li>Most honeybees nest in artificial hives provided by humans </li></ul>http://
  5. 5. Distribution of honeybees in the U.S. http://
  6. 6. Feeding: <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Honey is then made from the nectar </li></ul><ul><li>Honey is a large part of a bees diet it is eaten all year round it is easily digestible for the bees </li></ul>http://
  7. 7. Lifecycle: <ul><li>The lifecycle begins when the queen lays and egg in the comb </li></ul><ul><li>It will soon develop into a female worker but an unfertilized egg will produce a male drone </li></ul><ul><li>The egg is hatched 3 days later </li></ul><ul><li>The worker bees maintain the colony </li></ul><ul><li>For the last part of their life they work to collect food for the queen and build comb cells </li></ul><ul><li>They also clean the hive and feed the larvae </li></ul>http://
  8. 8. Works Cited: <ul><li>Slide 4 Habitat: </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 6 Feeding: </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 2, 3, and 7: King, Judith: Wildlife Fact File . Pittsburg, PA.: International Masters Publishers, 1997 </li></ul>