Bees Quiz 1

Here are the answers to Bees Quiz 1 

If you want to see the questions, view the Quiz 1

(note, you can read more by clicking on the links provided - each link will open up a new page).

1. How many eyes does a bee have?


    b) 5

A bee has 5 eyes: 3 simple eyes on top of its head, and 2 compound eyes, with numerous hexagonal facets. 

2. How many honey bees would you find in a typical healthy colony during the active summer season?


    c) Up to 60,000 honey bees

Find more information about honey bees and the honey bee colony.

3. All of these flowers are useful for bees apart from one.  Which is it?


    a) Ornamental Bizzy Lizzy

The Busy Lizzy offers little value for bees. Read more about beneficial bee plants.

4. What are the members of the honey bee colony?


    c) A queen, workers and drones

Learn more honey bees.

5. How many pairs of wings does a bee have?


    d) 2

(The fact that there are 2 PAIRS of wings means there are 4 individual wings, but question asked about the number of pairs!). 
Read about bee anatomy.

6. Which of these is NOT a real species of bee?:


    c) The Black-Kneed Bee

Learn more about some of the different types of bees.

7. For how long can a queen honey bee live (assuming she is not killed by predators, and does not catch diseases).


    a) 1 - 2 years or possibly up to 5 years.

She's an amazing little creature!  Learn more about how a honey bee colony gets a new queen

8. How many types of bees are there in the whole world?


    a) About 25,000 known species, with probably more to be discovered.

See my page about the different types of bees.

9.  Which of these foods is not pollinated by bees?:


    c) Mushroom

10. Which solitary bee cuts neat little holes from leaves, with which it constructs the egg cells for its nest? (note – this causes no harm to the plant):


    b) The Leafcutter Bee

Discover more about the enchanting little leafcutter bee

11. Which of these is not made by honey bees?:


    d) Resin

Honey bees make wax.  They also make honey, and propolis.

12. What do bees collect from flowers?


Find out how plants are adapted to attract bees and other pollinators from my page about flower pollination.

13. How much honey can a single honey bee make in its life time?


    a) About a twelfth of a teaspoon.

Honey is precious! I feel very strongly that honey should never be classified as a low-priced, low value commodity - so much goes into producing every jar! Find out more about how honey bees make honey.

14. What are the 4 stages of the bee life cycle that all bee species go through? 


    c) egg, larvae, pupa, adult

15. What type of bee is this?

a bumble bee foraging on white bramble flowers


    c) Bumble bee

Read about bumble bees.

Bees Quiz 2
Want to try a harder bees quiz? Try this one!

Do bees sleep?
Apparently they do, but how do we know?

Sleeping honey bees, links to the page 'Do bees sleep?'

Ever wondered......
Do bumble bees make honey?

bumble bee foraging on hemp agrimony links to page called Do bumble bees make honey?

Wacky Fact!

Did You Know?

Male honey bees (drones) 
have no father, but they do have a grandfather!

Does that sound impossible? Read:

About Drones!

Wacky Fact

Did you know?

If the honey bee queen is removed 
from a hive, within 15 minutes,
the rest of the colony
will know about it!  Read about 

The Honey Bee Queen

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