Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Sunday, February 15, 2009

To Be a Bee

Q: What are the life stages of a honeybee?

A: The queen lays an egg in a cell of the honeycomb. The egg hatches in about 3 days, whereupon a larva emerges and develops for about 6 days. Then, a worker bee seals it in its cell, where the larva pupates and becomes an adult in 8 to 14 days. Queens develop in about 16 days, workers in 21, and drones within 24.

To Be a Bee from The Old Farmer's Almanac 2009 Gardening Calendar February