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.
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.