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Bees collect nectar from flowers Bees gather flowers to collect the pollen and the nectar and returns to the hive to make some honey
The female workers “A woman’s work never ends.” Nowhere is this statement truer than in the hive, where all of the work is done by female bees, which outnumber male bees by a ratio of 100 to 1. Worker bees are responsible for every job in the hive except reproduction. The female worker bees have different positions within the hive. Some are scouts, some are guards, some care for the queen, some produce honey, etc. Below are some of the jobs in the hive
Bee scout The scout's main "job" is to find new places to build their hives, if they need one. After spoting the new home, they will rush back to the original hive, informing the fellow bee's about the new area [like maybe how far away it is or in which direction it is. (they do that by "dancing.")]
Guard the hive Guard bees protect the hive, stinging intruders and emitting a pheromone to warn bees inside the hive of impending danger.
The Queen’s court The queen bee is wholly unable to care for herself, because of this she is often surrounded by a ring of attendant bees that follow her, feed her, groom her and carry away her waste.
The queen’s work The queen is like the goddess: her life is committed to selfless service by being the reproductive center of the hive. She lays all the eggs (about 1,500 per day!) and only leaves the hive once in her life in order to mate.