'There are three kinds of bees,' Lynn Algeri begins her lesson. 'Every hive has one queen. They are the mother to everyone.'
The queen bee, which can live five years, usually only leaves the hive once in her life, to mate. After mating, the queen lays 2,000-3,000 eggs per day, keeping her hive thriving.
It’s said a woman’s work is never done, and it is very much the same for bees.
'The workers are all females. They gather pollen (from up to 3-5 miles away), and they nurse the larvae in the hive and the queen. They also guard the hive.
'The drones are the boys. The only function they have is to mate with the queen. They don’t do anything and don’t even know how to feed themselves.'”
South Euclid couple keep busy as bees with backyard honey business
By Jeff Piorkowski