- Field Trips/Visits
A typical honeybee colony has 50,000 to 80,000 bees !
1 Queen (reproductive female)
300 Drones (reproductive males)
25,000 older Worker Bees, foragers (non-reproductive females)
25,000 young Worker Bees, in hive (non-reproductive females)
20,000 capped Larvae
9,000 Larvae requiring food
A fully fertile Queen Bee lives 4 - 7 years compared to approximately 45 days for a worker bee !
The Queen Bee's diet consists exclusively of royal jelly which is produced by young worker bees.