This helpful insect is responsible for making honey, a component of many of the sweet treats that humans enjoy. These insects have a down side, and that is their ability to sting with little provocation.
Facts About Honey Bees:
- Honey bees are essential to agriculture since they pollinate many different crops allowing for higher yields
- Honey Bees are raised commercially for agricultural purposes
- Colonies can have up to 80,000 bees
- The entire population of honey bees can over winter in their hive
- Honey Bees are social insects and the hive is run by the queen who directs the worker bees and drones to go about their assigned job to support the colony.