Bees lives in colonies. Each colony has a queen bee whose job is to lay all the eggs. Drones (who are all male) also have only one job- to mate with the queen! The third type of bee in a colony is the worker bee. These bees, who are all female, are well named; they clean the hive, collect the pollen and nectar to feed the colony, and take care of the offspring. Worker bees make honey from the nectar that they gather.
Grade 2-3 students drew old-fashioned bee skeps for their bees to live in. For centuries, beekeepers have used these handmade domed baskets to house their hives. Skeps are woven from straw. Some of the Blue Church Art skeps have turrets like a castle, a nice touch for a home where the queen bee lives:)
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