Honey Bee Life Cycle
1. The queen lays each egg in a different cell of the honeycomb.
2. As soon as the egg is laid, the larva is growing inside it.
3. After three days, the egg hatches and a larva crawls out.
4. As the larva grows, it sheds its skin. It does this five times.
5. Eight days after hatching, the bee larva is fully grown.
6. The larva cannot feed anymore and it starts to change into a pupa.
7. After nine days, the pupa changes colour. It has turned into an adult.
8. When it's about three to four weeks old, the bee will leave the hive.
Body Parts of the Honey Bee
Learn the different parts of the honey bee body in
"Honey Bee - Parts of Its Body".
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