Honey bees live in a colony and make their own bee hives. A colony and be made up of 50,000 bees. In a colony of honey bees, there is the Queen Bee, male drones, and workers that each have their own important roles.
Bees travel from flower to flower collecting nectar and picking up pollen that gets dropped at other flowers. Pollination is the mixing of pollen to fertilize plants and allow them to reproduce which plays a vital role in agricultural production. Bees are important for more than just honey. They contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and help produce nutrient-rich fruits and vegetables for us to eat.
For this week’s activity, young gardeners can create insect hotels made with recyclable material to help provide shelter for insects.