Social insects

Bees are considered a social insect because they live in groups and can only survive as a member of a community (colony, nest or hive).

Bee communities are made up of three structurally different castes: the queen (female), the drone (male) and the workers (sterile females). In the colony, these castes are associated with different functions and each of them has specialized instincts.
This type of organization is not rare among other insects, such as ants. However, the organizational structure of bee communities is without a doubt one of the most perfected and fascinating to observe: All activity revolves around the needs of the hive and, in particular, taking care of the brood. The bee’s natural nest is the beehive, as well as the boxes and other structures made by humans for breeding bees.

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