Honey Bees

Stephen Buchman

By Nick Ure

Secrets of the Bees

Did you know that bees have 4 compond eyes, each with thousands of slender hairs growing from its surface. They see vibrant colors and rapid movements inaccessible to the sensory powers of human beings

Bees are really important!

With out bees we would not have flowers, green grass or even the beautiful trees.

Interesting facts about bees!!!!!!

Certain species of bees die after stinging because their stingers, which are attached to their abdomen, have little barbs or hooks on them. When this type of bee tries to fly away after stinging something, part of the abdomen is ripped away.

Bees are cool and they are strange in different ways!!!!!!

How to make a bee in there hive mad!

What you want to do is get really close, but do not make alot of sound or they might come out of the bee hive. Find a big rock and throw it at the top of the hive so it falls to the ground and all the bees come out. Run as fast as you can so u do not get stung by any.

This Book is really interresting and fun to read

How many species of bees are there?

There are a lot of them. Belive it or not there are 20,000 different species of bees. Bees live in colonies and there are three types of bees in each colony.

Who?, What, Where?, When, Why? How?

The story explanes what bees do and how they are important to our world. Bees live in many different spots and there are all different kinds too. Some can be bad which means they could kill you and others are just tiny little stings that will not do much, but leave a bump. Bees live on everthing like under ground, in trees, on houses, on trees, in a car, in your home they will make a nest anywhere which could be bad if you have kids. It wants people to know how important bees are and why they help our world. They help the world stay clean because they keep flowers alive and make honey.

What would we find inside the nest of a bee hive!

If humans could shrink down to be the size of bees and enter the inner world of the nest, we would find it an alien place, dark, croweded, and oppressively hot and humid. But bees are not like us, and presumably they feel comfortable in the hive, which is home to a queen, tens of thousands of the daughters (sterile worker bees), and a few hundred or so of her sons, the drones. Double-sided hexagonal combs hang like graceful parallel curtains from the ceiling of the hives.

The Bees vocab

Since Prehistoric (of or pertaining to the time or a period prior to recorded history) times, humans have felt a Mysterious (full of, characterized by, or involving mystery) and enduring connection to these Fascinating ( of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating) insects and the food they produce. We have endowed bees with Magical (mysteriously enchanting) properties, Attributed (to consider as made by the one indicated, especially with strong evidence but in the absence of conclusive proof) to them surprising healing and cleansing power. The bees are very interesting to read about.


Prehistoric (of or pertaining to the time or a period prior to recorded history)

Mysterious (full of, characterized by, or involving mystery)

Fascinating ( of great interest or attraction; enchanting; charming; captivating)

Magical (mysteriously enchanting)

Attributed (to consider as made by the one indicated, especially with strong evidence but in the absence of conclusive proof)

If you get stung by a bee!

After you get stung by a bee it might hurt and it will swell up. If you want the swelling to go down then put butter on it. Sounds weird, but it works.

Four types of Bees!


Bumblebees often nest in the ground, but can be found above ground around patio areas or decks. They will sometimes build their nests in attics or under roof beams. If disturbed, bumblebees will buzz in a loud volume, and they will aggressively defend their nests.

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees can drill into almost any wood, but prefer bare wood, so painting and staining wood can sometimes deter them.

However, they will sometimes attack stained or painted wood, and their nests can be hard to reach, so a pest management professional or beekeeper should be called in to help.

Honey bees

Honeybees live in large "families" and are found all over the world. The honeybee is the only social insect whose colony can survive many years. That is because they huddle together and eat honey to keep themselves alive during the winter months.
Honeybees pollinate more than 100 crops in the U.S.

Their wings flap 11,000 times per minute, which is why it sounds like they are "buzzing". Honeybees can only sting once, because their stingers are barbed and tear off when they try to get away.

Killer Bees

The Honeybee, also known as the "killer bee" lives in South America and the Western and Southern United States. They have been known to chase people for over a quarter of a mile once they get excited and aggressive.

Even though they are called "Killer" bees, their venom is no more dangerous than regular honeybees. Their attacks are more harmful because they tend to attack in greater numbers, increasing your chance of having a severe allergic reaction to the venom released when they sting you.

What do beekeepers do when they need to collect the honey?

Beekeepers use smoke to calm bees when they are collecting honey or relocating a hive.

Why do bees make honey?

Bees make honey to feed their young and so they have something to eat during the winter.