Question 1: What is the name for a place where beehives are kept?
Correct Answer: Apiary
Fact: Beekeepers create homes for bees in apiaries. They can be set up for hobby, commercial, or educational purposes, usually for honey production. Apiaries have been found that date back to at least 2422 BCE.
Question 2: Some female bees have pockets on their legs for carrying _.
- Loose change
Correct Answer: Pollen
Fact: These pockets are called pollen baskets or corbicula, and they come in handy when transporting food back to the hive.
Question 3: How did mason bees get their name?
- They have a secret handshake
- They use mud to construct their nests
- They only live in fraternal societies
Correct Answer: They use mud to construct their nests
Fact: Mason bees build hives in existing spaces like woodpecker holes or hollow trees. They use mud to separate each egg from the next. Each egg cell has its own food provision mass that is consumed before the bees emerge one by one. Thanks for packing a meal, mom!