4 SOCIAL ORGANIZATIONThe honey bee is a social insect that can survive only as a member of a community, known as a colony.Honey Bee
5 Members of a Honey Bee Colony Honey bees live in hives. Each hive contains a queen, female workers, and male drones. The queen lays up to 1,000 eggs a day. Worker bees gather food, make honey, tend eggs, and guard the hive. Drones mate with the queen, and then die.
8 Life cycle of Honey BeeA bee’s life has seve-ral stages. A larva hatches out of the egg. The larva looks a little like a worm. The larva becomes a pupa covered by a hard case. The pupa becomes an adult bee and breaks out of the case.
10 Honeybee 2 - a honeybee collecting nectar from tiny white flowers lit by the sun
11 Castes The honey bee community consists of three structurally different forms-the queen (reproductive female), the drone (male), and the worker (nonreproductive female). These castes are associated with different functions in the colony; each caste possesses its own special instincts geared to the needs of the colony.The Queen The queen is the only sexually productive female in the colony and thus is the mother of all drones, workers, and future queens. Her capacity for laying eggs is outstanding; her daily output often exceeds 1500 eggs, the weight of which is equivalent to that of her own body.
12 Honeybee in flower 1 - a honeybee looking for the nectar deep in the center of a large pink Nerium floweR
13 Fill in the blanks with the help of above informations. In a bee hive there are_______types of bee._______bee lays eggs.Collection of nector, protection of hive and feeding of pupa is the function of _____ bee._______bees are few in number in a hive.Insects have _______pairs of legs.