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Blog EntryBlog: Monday, May 15, 2017

Busy as a Bee

Bees keep busy all year. In spring the worker bees go out to find flowers. At each flower they get pollen or nectar. Then they go back to the hive. They turn the nectar into honey. They store the pollen to eat later.

The queen lays all of the eggs. But the worker bees do all of the work. Some worker bees feed the baby bees. They give them a mix of honey and pollen called beebread. They build the honeycomb and guard the hive. Other worker bees take care of the queen.

In the fall, worker bees use water and plant sap to fix cracks in the hive. Then the worker bees gather around their queen and move their wings rapidly. They keep her warm.

The bees help us. By going from plant to plant, bees spread pollen. This makes some plants grow fruits and vegetables. Without bees, fewer fruits and vegetables would grow.

1. Describe some of the jobs of a worker bee.

2. Explain the difference between a worker bee and the queen bee.

3. Why are bees important?

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