Asked in Bees and Beekeeping
Bees and Beekeeping
How many eggs do bees lay?
May 01, 2008 3:42PM
a queen bee, who is the egg layer in a hive lays about 1500 eggs every day over a 3 to 5 year life after her one mating flight.this answer refers to honey bees. there are about 20,000 kinds of bees in the world.
Asked in Wasps and Hornets
What are female bees that cannot reproduce called?
Asked in Wasps and Hornets, Bees and Beekeeping
Which bees lay eggs?
If by "which bees" you mean which sub-species or type of bee then the answer is: all of them. Honey bees, bumble bees, miner bees - the lot. If however you mean the sex or caste of bee then the simple answer is that it is the queen bee - which is a female - who lays eggs. But there is a more complex answer that is more accurate. If we think about honey bees then the worker bees - who are also female - are physically able to lay eggs too. However, their eggs can only hatch into male bees (drones) and their inclination to lay is usually hormonally suppressed when a fertile queen is present.
Asked in Wasps and Hornets, Butterflies and Moths
What do bees and butterflies have in common?