Honey Bee Box
The Honey Bee has been around for millions of years, and is a vital species for our ecosystem.
It is responsible for pollinating 1/3 of our food supply around the world. Honeybees are a highly organized society with various bees having specific roles in their colonies.
A colony consists of aproximately 20,000 – 60,000 honey bees and one queen bee.
The queen is responsible for laying eggs.
All worker bees are female and the only bee that stings, they are responsible for the collection of pollen and nectar.
The drone or the male bee is larger than the female and has no stinger. They do no work at all but are responsible for mating.
The colony works year round but is busiest during the summer months.
Honey bees are disappearing due to pesticide exposure, invasive parasitic mites, and a new virus that targets bees’ immune systems. More research is essential to determine the exact cause of the bees’ distress.
Available in Antique Bronze (AB)
2 " Dia
Handmade in the USA.