What do honey bees larvae eat?

Sounds like a silly question, but we get that question asked a lot. Honey bees collect nectar from flowers and convert it into honey by evaporating the access water with their wings. They also eat pollen (protein-rich) which is also collected from flowers.

What do honey bees eat?

Bee larvae are feed royal jelly for the first 3 days and then a mixture of honey and pollen. A larvae that is chosen to become a queen will be fed with royal jelly. Royal jelly is a white secretion produced by young female worker bees. It’s composed of pollen and chemical compounds from the glands of the young nurse bees.

What is the average lifespan of a honey bee?

Queen Bees average lifespan is between 1-3 years, although queens can live for eight years or longer. The average lifespan of worker bee (females) in summer is 15-38 days while in winter they can survive 140 day and more. Drones (males) generally live 21-23 days in summer, and usually do not survive in winter since worker bees expel them from the hive in the fall.

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