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Honey Bee Life Cycle



1. The queen lays each egg in a different cell of the honeycomb.

queen bees lay eggs

2. As soon as the egg is laid, the larva is growing inside it.

queen bees lay eggs

3. After three days, the egg hatches and a larva crawls out.

queen bees lay eggs

4. As the larva grows, it sheds its skin. It does this five times.

queen bees lay eggs

5. Eight days after hatching, the bee larva is fully grown.

queen bees lay eggs

6. The larva cannot feed anymore and it starts to change into a pupa.

queen bees lay eggs

7. After nine days, the pupa changes colour. It has turned into an adult.

queen bees lay eggs

8. When it's about three to four weeks old, the bee will leave the hive.

queen bees lay eggs

Body Parts of the Honey Bee

Learn the different parts of the honey bee body in "Honey Bee - Parts of Its Body".

End of "Honey Bee Life Cycle". Back to "Honey Bee Facts"




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