Honey bee

Honey bee

honey bee pollinating a flower

Its Spring” by Louise Docker in licensed under CC 2.0 Generic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Name comes from the genus Apis which is Latin for bee
  • Originated in South and Southeast Asia
  • Have 3 castes; drones, workers and queens
  • Young workers are called “nurse bees”
  • Nurse bees clean the hive and feed the larvae
  • Workers communicate by wiggling or “dancing”
  • Workers are in charge of collecting the pollen to make the honey