The diagram below shows the life cycle of the honey bee

Oct 15, 2020 / Academic / 9:45 am

You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.
The diagram below shows the life cycle of the honey bee
Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.
Write at least 150 words.


The life cycle of a honey bee in different stages is portrayed in the given diagram.

Overall, it can be seen that the whole cycle involves three important stages from laying eggs to attaining full maturity.

In the first stage, adult female bees, at appropriate season, lay their eggs in the hive. Typically, an adult female bee lays one to two eggs, and this happens in every three days. Approximately after 10 days, these eggs hatch and ‘nymphs’ emerge. These immature forms of insects undergo their first moulting five days after their emergence. This form of transformation, when they shed their hair, feathers or skin to grow further, progresses to its second stage in a week.

After the second moulting, in about nine days, young adult bees emerge. It takes four more days for them to attain full maturity, and eventually the cycle is complete. The approximate time taken for one such cycle to complete is about 34 to 36 days.

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