Honey Bees - Types and Peculiar Social Behaviour
This is about small flying insect known as honey bees.
Let me give a brief description of these insects.
The scientific name of honeybee is Apis mellifera.
Honey bees are known as social insects with many peculiar features.
Beehive is the place where it live .
In this honey comb is very beautiful made up of six sided cells by using bee wax. Bees wax is produced from the glands lying near the abdomens of worker bees. These bees take the beeswax and form it with their mouth into the beautiful honey comb. The cells in the comb are uniform and used to raise young and to keep honey and pollen.The queen of the honey bees will lay eggs in the brood comb area.
SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR OF THE HONEY BEES WITH SPECTACULAR CHARACTERISTICS…………..
Bee hive consists of three specialized group of honey bees.
They are living together and performing different duties.
1.Queen : - There is only one queen in a hive. She can lay over 1500 eggs
per day.It has a long life span. She is larger and having longer
abdomen than the workers and drones. She can use the curved
stinger for many times.
2. Drones :- They are male honey bees without any stinger. The drone’s eyes
are very large and it helps to find out the queen very easily.
Their main function is to mate with a queen.Their life span
is very short.
3.Workers :- They are sterile females. In these young house bees are
constructing comb and brood rearing and doing other works.
But the old field bees going outside for collecting nectar,
pollen,plant resins which is used for hive making.They are
having four pairs of peculiar glands under the abdomen
which can produce the bee wax.The pollen baskets are
present on each leg and extra stomach that helps to
store nectar.They have a straight stinger and can use
only once.It rips out of its abdomen after use and leads
to the death of that bee.It is a matter of surprise that
always they are gathering together and doing their
duties very systematically.
Now I am coming to the conclusion….. ‘ BE A BEE’
‘ BE A BEE’
Many species of insects consume nectar but honey bees only will refine
and concentrate nectar to make honey.Flowers and their nectar will be
available only for a part of the year. Meanwhile they are collecting
nectar from flowers. They convert it into honey and store in their hive.
When flower nectar is unavailable such as winter unlike other insects
they remain active in winter also by consuming and metabolizing
honey.Thus they are using the nectar throughout the year.We are colle-
cting the stored food of the bees from the beehive and using as honey.
Even the small creature has a plan to keep something for
their future use.Like that we can also keep something for our coming
days…….rt ???? BE A BEE.........
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