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Thank you for deciding to use my colouring in project, click on the image to the right to download a pdf that you can print out and hand out to your class for some colouring fun.

IMPORTANT WEB SITES FOR TEACHERS;

www.blurb.com
Down load this site to make a book in the classroom as a project. You can use any photos, paintings, words. All you have to do is to load them onto your computer and then drag them into the programme.

www.childrensbookireland.ie
A very good site to look up to get information on everything to do with reading for children.

www.doloreskeaveney.com
My own of course.

  SOME INTERESTING BEE FACTS

There are three kinds of honey bee. The Queen, the Workers and Drones.

The female bee is called the Queen and she is the mammy.




The female bees are the Workers. They do all the work, housekeeping, feeding the babies, packing the pollen and nectar into the cells, building and repairing honeycombs, fanning to keep the hive cool, guarding the hive. They never take a break, or have a cup of coffee or a kit kat.


The male bee is called a Drone and he is the daddy. The drones do not work. They live with the queen making babies. Drone bees do not sting.
Honeybee’s wings beat 11,400 times per minute.


Honey bees collect, nectar, which they turn to honey, pollen which the use to feed themselves and the whole hive, and water for a little drink.
Bees possess five eyes.

Bee’s flight speed average only 15 miles per hour.


Did you know that the bee can not see the colour red. So when they fly to a bed of red poppies they can only see black.



Bees make wax. Bees have special glands on their stomach that secretes the wax into little wax pockets on their stomach. The bees take the wax and chew it and shape it to make honeycombs.

Bees have produced honey for at least 150 million years.



The bee makes honeycombs from wax to store the honey and to make cots for their babies. The honeycomb is composed of hexagonal cells with walls that are only 2/1000 inch thick, but support 25 times their own weight.


Honey is nectar, which the bee collects from the trees and flowers and eats and then regurgitates and turns it into honey.



To make 1lb of honey, workers in a hive fly 55,000 miles and tap on
two million flowers.

A single beehive contains approximately 40-45,000 bees.


Honeybees communicate with each other by dancing so as to give directions and distance of flowers.


Honeybees die when they sting because they leave part of their body in the person who they sting. They then die. Because part of their body is missing.

A honey bee needs to cool its temper, because if it does not and it stings,
then it dies.

The bee is the only insect in the world that makes food for humans.

There are lots more fascinating facts about bees, the above are just a few.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dolores Keaveney Children's Author & Artist // Email: d_keaveney@yahoo.co.uk // Website: www.doloreskeaveney.com // Mobile Number: 087 2794408
 
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