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Honey Bee

Honey Bee
Appearance:Up to 5/8 inch long; reddish-brown and black with paler, orange-yellow rings on abdomen; two pairs of wings.
Habits:Very social; hive in hollow trees and nooks. Pollinate crops and produce honey.
Diet:Adults drink nectar and eat honey.
Reproduction:Queen lays eggs at intervals, producing colonies of 60,000 to 80,000 members. Life span is usually 2-3 years for the queen; drones die after mating.
Other Information:Workers have a stinger that is used when colony is threatened; members of hive pass food to one another mixed with saliva to form a chemical bond.

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