Bees are stubborn workers. All the missions they fulfill have one objective: to ensure the survival and reproduction of the colony. At the center of this organization, the queen. It is recognizable by its size, much greater than that of other bees, but only very rarely leaves the hive, to mate with a drone, a male of the colony which will immediately die the fertilized bee.
The queen can lay up to 2000 larvae per day. Throughout her life she is fed only royal jelly, a substance that young bees secrete and that other bees only benefit from during the very first days of their life. Around her, gravitate the workers, whose functions are minutely distributed, between the nurses, the cleaners, the waxers, the ventilators, the guards and the foragers who … forage.
This organization generates several products that we have learned to collect and use.