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10. A honeybee strokes its wings at a tremendous speed of 11,400 times per minute. This stroking helps to produce the unique bee buzz we get to hear when it flies.
9. The queen lays upwards of 1200 eggs per day.
There are three types of honeybee: the queen, the worker, and the drone.
THE QUEEN BEE
There is only one queen per hive. She grows one and a half times larger than the other bees, lives 40 times longer than the workers (up to seven years), and can lay between 1,200 and 2,000 eggs a day, which may be her weight in eggs. Ouch!
Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001