Posted on June 4, 2018
That's right! Honeybees DON'T sleep! Not by our understanding of sleep, anyhow...
- Honeybees are insects
- Honeybees have 6 legs, 5 eyes, and 2 sets of wings
- Honeybees can fly at about 20 mph
- Most honeybees in a colony are workers, who live for about 6 weeks
- Each colony has 1 queen, who will live for about 2-3 years
- Both workers and queens are female
- The male honeybees are called drones, and they do no work at all
- There will be between 20,000-60,000 honeybees in one colony
- Only workers will sting, and only if they feel threatened as they would die once they sting.
- Queens have a stinger, but don’t leave the hive to help defend it and Drones have no stinger.