Everything you need to know about bees

Marine Park children cam to the University of Sunderland to spend the day learning about bees and what it takes to be a journalist.

They learned the most important facts about bees thanks to Adam Gawne. They learned that around 50,000 bees can live in one hive.

There are three different types of bees: a Queen bee, a Worker bee which is a female and finally a Drone bee which is a male,a bit lazy and they clean up the hive.

There is only one Queen in each hive. If bees sting you,they die. There are over 25000 species of bees.

A Marine Park School student

The average life expectancy of a Worker bee is five or six weeks. During this time she’ll produce around a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.

The Queen can live up to five years. She is the busiest in the summer months, when she can lay up to 2500 eggs a day!

The every day bee that we associate with most is the honey bee (or honeybee). There are 7 species of honey bee and 44 subspecies.


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