Bees and Wasps.

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Bees and Wasps. by Mind Map: Bees and Wasps.

1. Why not the bumble bee's honey?

1.1. We don't use the bumble bee's honey because most of the bumble bee's have very small tongues so it's hard to get pollen, there for they make very little honey, only enough to feed the babies, themselves and the Queen bee.


2.1. Worker bee's only live six weeks! In that time they make around, 10 trips and visit 50 - 100 flowers every trip! An average trip is around 2 kilometres. In six weeks they make about 1-12 a teaspoon of honey. How they make the honey sounds kinda gross but it's very interesting. First the forager bee's grab and collect the pollen. (It's the sugar that the bee's make into honey.) They place it in their crop, a process in the bee's stomach that turn the sugar into nectar. Then the forager bee come's back to the hive and give the honey to the hive bee's. There, the hive bee's drain the water in the honey. They do this by putting it on their tongues in the warm air so the water drain away from the sugar. When the Honey has dried out enough they pop it into a honeycomb cell.

3. Interesting facts.

3.1. A honey bee can only live's six weeks! They can also survive winter. Even when it's really cold.

3.2. A female wasps stinger is poisonous.

3.3. Honey bees collect nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.

3.4. One bee has to fly about 90,000 miles – three times around the globe – to make one pound of honey.

3.5. Worker bee's do not sleep in their lifetime.

3.6. Millions of years ago ants had wings and were a type of wasp.