Honey Bees - a brief description
Eggs are laid singly and the Larvae are initially fed with royal jelly produced by worker bees, later switching to honey and pollen. The exception is a larva fed solely on royal jelly, which will develop into a queen bee.
Young worker bees clean the hive and feed the larvae. After this, they begin building comb cells.
Virgin queens go on mating flights away from their home colony, and mate with multiple drones before returning. The drones die in the act of mating.
Bee colonies are established not by solitary queens, but by groups known as "swarms" which consist of a mated queen and a large contingent of workers.
Communication 交 際
Honey bees are known to communicate through many different chemicals and odors, as is common in insects, but also using specific behaviors that convey information that vary from species to species
Products 製 品
Honey is the complex substance made when the nectar and sweet deposits from plants and trees are gathered, modified and stored in the honeycomb by honey bees.
Propolis (or bee glue) is created from resins, balsams and tree saps. Those species of honey bees which nest in tree cavities use propolis to seal cracks in the hive. Propolis is also used in some cosmetic application.
Royal Jelly 蜂 皇 漿
It is a special product rich in protein and is the substance secreted by bees after digesting pollen and nectar. It is also a special food for the Queen Bee. Royal Jelly prevents many diseases and is used as a beauty product by many ladies