Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Yesterday I went to a honeybee class in Queens.
Honeybees go from flower to flower getting a little pollen and some nectar and every time they stop they drop off some pollen. This helps flowers and trees grow.
When they return to the hive they make some honey out of the nectar. I don't know how but check out this site to see how.
Pollen is also food for honeybees.
There are three types honeybees:
The queen, the workers, and the drones.
The queen only has one job: laying eggs.
The workers have lots of jobs.
The drones help the queen lay eggs.
And that last picture is me looking at a honeycomb.
Honeycomb is puked-up nectar and is always built in a hexagonal pattern.