Bee-ing Young!

By Kathy Keatley Garvey (Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World) July 9, 2012

Pity the poor worker bee.

In the spring/summer months, she lives only four to six weeks and then she dies. Bee scientists say she basically works herself to death. 

For the first half of her short life, she works inside the hive, tending to the brood, feeding the queen and drones, processing the food, building and repairing the nest, and completing other responsibilities, all in total darkness. In the second half of her life, she leaves the hive, emerging from the total...

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