Bees are used commercially for obtaining honey and wax and are also pollinators for many crops. Apart from this, it has been discovered recently that their venom can kill the HIV virus that causes AIDS leaving surrounding cells intact in the human body.
A colony has 10000 to 60000 bees. But all of them do not collect nectar. There is a strict division of labor. The queen bee lays thousands of eggs that hatch to become the new bees in the hive and are fertilized by the drones. The drone bees are male and their job is only to help in fertilizing the eggs laid by the queen, and the worker bees do the actual work of collecting nectar.
Honey Bee Varieties Used for Bee Keeping
The quality and taste of honey depends upon the flora, pasturage or orchards available for the nectar and pollen collection.
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