Story: Wasps and bees

Bee products (3rd of 3)

Bee products

Royal jelly is a health supplement using the creamy substance made from pollen by worker bees – mainly as food for queen larvae and queen bees. Honeycomb is made of beeswax, and consists of the hexagonal cells used to store honey or to hold individual larvae.

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John Early, 'Wasps and bees - Introduced bees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11161/bee-products (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by John Early, published 24 Sep 2007