Life Inside the Bee Hive

A beekeeper, or apiarist, keeps bees in an apiary. Most beekeepers use a movable frame hive called Langstroth invented by American Reverend Langstroth. Inside the bee hive, the bees build cells upon the sheet of wax or plastic foundation in order to create complete honeycombs. But how do honey bees inside exactly operate? Let us take a closer look at these fascinating insects.

The body of honeybees is divided into three parts:

Head                   Thorax                  Abdomen

They are social insects that live in hives. They have six legs, a pair of antennae, jointed legs, compound eyes and a hard exoskeleton. All the bees inside the hive are related to one another.

Honeybees eat nectar which they turn into honey. The life cycle of bees is fascinating in itself as they undergo a complete metamorphosis. It starts with the queen laying eggs in a cell inside the wax comb. These immature bees are called brood. When the egg hatches, it turns into a larva which looks like a worm. Then it finally pupates into an adult bee.