Honeybee Research Mrs. Caropreso’s Third Grade Class Where do honeybees live? • Honeybees live in Africa, Europe and northern and western Asia. • Honeybees don’t live in Antarctica. Jessica and Trevor Where do honeybees live? Honeybees live in hives, nests, and hollow trees. Sometimes they live in branches. Honeybees live in well-ordered colonies. Zoe and Robert What Jobs do Honeybees Have? The queen’s job is to lay about 1,500 eggs a day. The queen bee is the only one that lays eggs. Worker bees gather nectar and pollen all day long. Worker bees feed the queen bee. Mitch & Nathan Drones Drones are male bees. They have many personalities and body parts. Drones live about 8 weeks. They have big eyes. You don’t want to mess with these bees; they might sting you! Courtni & Bethany How do Honeybees Depend on Flowers Bees have a crop for transporting nectar from many different types of flowers. They suck the flowers to get the nectar. They also make honey from nectar. Joe and Zion How Do Honeybees Depend on Flowers? Honeybees make honey from nectar. They get nectar from flowers. Then they convert nectar into honey. Lauren B, Alekx, & Martha Why Do Flowers Need Honeybees? In order for honeybees to get the pollen from inside the flower, they use a mouthpart called a proboscis. They use their proboscis to get the nectar for their honey and grubs. Ryan & David How Flowers Depend on Honeybees Flowers need to be pollinated so they can have seeds to grow other flowers. Bees leave behind a little pollen on a flower and that is called pollination. Some of the pollen is collected by the bees in their pollen baskets and others stay on the flowers. Pollen left behind will help grow other flowers and other seed foods. Lauren K., William, and Junior Honey Bees make honey from nectar they collect from flowers. They suck nectar with their mouthparts. Inside of a honeybees’ hive there is a lot of honey comb. They collect the nectar, then they put it in the honey comb cells. They seal the cell that has the nectar in it with a special kind of wax. Afterwards, it evaporates into honey. Honeybees are the only kind of bee that make honey. Abby and Sahel Nectar/Honey Bees produce honey from nectar. They use their proboscis to get the nectar. The pollen from the flowers stick on the bees’ hairy coats. They comb this off and collect it in their pollen basket located on their hind legs. Honeybees collect honey and give it to the worker bees. Worker bees feed the larva for most of their lives. Marco & Andrew The End!