Story: Beekeeping

Queen surrounded by workers

Queen surrounded by workers

The larger and longer queen bee is the centre of the workers’ attention. Their main role is to feed her so she can keep producing eggs and replenish the hive population.

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Allan Gillingham, 'Beekeeping - The bee colony', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008