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The Honey Bee by Mind Map: The Honey Bee

1. Social insects

2. Live in hives

2.1. Types

2.1.1. Workers

2.1.1.1. All female

2.1.1.2. Build and protect the hive

2.1.1.3. Forage for food

2.1.1.4. Clean

2.1.1.5. Circulate air

2.1.2. The queen

2.1.2.1. Lays eggs

2.1.2.2. One queen per hive

2.1.2.3. Elected from worker bees

2.1.2.4. Guides behaviour of other bees

2.1.3. Drones

2.1.3.1. Male bees

2.1.3.2. Live in hive during spring / summer

3. Anatomy

3.1. Size (Worker bees)

3.1.1. 0.4 to 0.6 in

3.2. Average life span

3.2.1. Up to 5 years

4. Why Are Bees so Important?

4.1. They provide us with honey and beeswax

4.1.1. Medicine

4.1.2. Food

4.1.3. Candles

4.1.4. Soap

4.2. Pollination

4.2.1. Food crops

4.2.2. Almonds

4.2.3. Apples

4.2.4. Avocados

4.2.5. And many more!

5. Food

5.1. "Herbivores"

5.2. Pollen & nectar from flowers