Did You Know ?

A Queen bee can lay up to 2,500 eggs per day !
All worker bees are female and have a normal lifespan of 45 days !
Male bees are called "Drones" and their only role is to mate with the Queen of another hive !

Young worker beeA 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

  • 6,000   Eggs

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.

 
 
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