Bee Education Resources
Bee and pollination-related resources for primary and secondary students providing science-based information.
Australia has an estimated 2500 native bee species. Over 1600 have been identified and named, with scientists believing an extra 1000 exist.
A drone can be seen at the entrance to the hive. His big eyes make him easy to spot. The drone is hoping that there is plenty of food in store and that the workers will feed him.
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Structure of a Hive
A standard beehive consists of a bottom board, a brood chamber, a honey super, a lid that straps or clips to hold it all together and a colony of honey bees.
Worker bees’ hairy bodies collect pollen which the bees can then move to their ‘pollen baskets’ on their hind legs to take back to the hive.