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How does bee colony work? What values can be seen in the organisation of bee colony?

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How does bee colony work? What values can be seen in the organisation of bee colony?

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Honeybees live in a colony and divide their tasks among different groups (castes) in the same colony.

There are mainly three types of castes in the colony of bees:

(i) Queen: The queen is the mother of the colony and is responsible for laying eggs. She lays up to 2,000 eggs every day of each season.

(ii) Drone: The main role of the drone is to mate with the queen and remain in the colony to sleep and eat honey. They stay in the hive only during the breeding season.

(iii) Worker: They are the most active members of the colony. They are responsible for almost all the work. They collect the nectar and change it into honey. They are of three types, namely scavenger bees, nurse bees, and foraging or field bees.

Organisation of a bee colony sets an excellent example of teamwork and division of labour. They live in a single colony and divide their work in different groups according to their capabilities and body organisation. It tells us how to coordinate in an organisation with other members.

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