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Honey Bee Lifespan Statistics

A worker honey bee's lifespan ranges from 4 to 6 weeks during the active summer season, while queen bees can live up to 2 to 3 years.

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"After emerging, worker bees start as nurse bees, living for 8 days inside the hive."

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"Worker honey bees live for approximately 6 weeks in the summer."

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"Worker bees feed larvae a mixture of royal jelly, honey, and pollen after the first 3 days."

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"It takes approximately 21 days for a worker bee to develop from an egg to an adult."

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"Honey bee larvae are fed royal jelly for the first 3 days after hatching."

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"Only about 1 in 1,000 queen honey bee larvae are selected to develop into full queens."

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"Queens emerge about 16 days after the egg is laid."

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"In optimal conditions, a queen honey bee can live up to 5 years."

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"A queen will lay around 1,500 to 2,000 eggs per day."

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"Male drones are hatched from unfertilized eggs."

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"Worker honey bees can live up to 5-7 months during the winter."

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"The lifespan of a honey bee varies based on its caste and time of year."

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"Drone bees, whose role is to mate with the queen, live about 55 days."

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"Worker bees can fly up to 15 miles per hour."

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"Bee colonies can have up to 60,000 members in peak seasons."

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"Worker bees begin their life as a larva and spend six days in a cell."

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"Drone bees usually die immediately after mating."

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"Foraging worker bees start their role at around 3 weeks old."

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"Worker bees comprise roughly 98% of the population in a colony."

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"Queen honey bees have an average lifespan of 2-3 years."

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