A typical honeybee hive consists of 50,000 to 60,000 worker bees, 800 drones and one queen at a summer’s peak.
Honeybees survive the winter months by clustering together for warmth and they can maintain an internal hive temperature of 93 degrees Fahrenheit / 34 degrees Celsius regardless of the outside temperature.
Honeybees will ultimately pollinate every flower accessible to them, but they begin with their favorites first (i.e., salvia) and save their least favorites for last (i.e., pear).
Honeybees make honey from the nectar they collect from flowering trees and plants, and it is the nectar source itself that determines a honey's color and flavor.
Beeswax is used by the honeybee to build honeycomb and is secreted from specialized glands on its abdomen. Humans use beeswax for many useful applications including medicines, health and beauty products, artists' materials, wood polish, and candles.