Infographic: The Roles of Honey Bees

The honey bee is a fascinating insect that has different roles in the colony depending on whether it’s a queen, drone, or worker. This infographic, shows some of the main jobs bees have through their life.

Without a doubt, the worker bee is kept the busiest throughout the day! As it ages, the worker bee takes on new roles within the hive. These may quickly change, depending on the needs of the colony. For example, guards may become a ventilator to reduce the inner temperature of the hive on hot days.

Drones have a reputation for getting the easy life – their main role is simply to mate. However, they only get one shot at this task and once complete, they die.

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