Honey Bee Colony May have several Hundred Drones (in Summer)
Honey Bee Colony May have 10,000 To 80,000 Workers
Workers do all work of hive including Nurse bees for young Make Royal Jelly Care of queen (the court) Wax makers Environmental maintenance Nectar receivers and processors Nectar and pollen collectors Guard bees
Various stages of bee development Note pollen in bottom of cells
Wax cells used to: Raise Brood (workers) Store honey Store pollen Temporarily store water
Importance Honey production. Beeswax production Pollen sales Propolis
Health Claims for Propolis Fight many diseases Regulate blood cells that clump together--may help reduce strokes Control free radicals Prevent damage caused by heavy metals such as lead and mercury Enhance immune system Promote healing Reduce pain, inflammation, and fever Act as an antibiotic Speeds cell growth Stimulate cells that destroy invading organisms Reduces Skin irritations Helps heal Cuts and burns Treatment for Psoriasis, eczema and Acne Enhances Absorption of certain nutrients
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