mam in our school we have also done bee keeping and i want that u should explain that also

Asked by sunnyjune30 | 28th Jul, 2010, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

The maintainence of honey bees or bee keeping is referred to as 'apiculture'.

A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and beeswax, to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers. A location where bees are kept is called an apiary.

A colony of bees consists of three castes of bee:

  • a Queen bee, which is normally the only breeding female in the colony;
  • a large number of female worker bees, typically 30,000–50,000 in number;
  • a number of male drones, ranging from thousands in a strong hive in spring to very few during cold season.
Differing stages of development
Stage of development Queen Worker Drone
Egg 3 days 3 days 3 days
Larva 8 days 10 days 13 days
Pupa 4 days 8 days 8 days
Total 15 days 21 days 24 days

Answered by  | 28th Jul, 2010, 10:05: PM

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