A beehive is created by bees, yes, I know it sounds a bit obvious. But have you ever wondered how bees can make such complex structures? Or what do all the different parts inside a beehive do?
To answer these questions and more, we need to start at the beginning. Bees are extremely specialized creatures who have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to become incredible architects. Here we look at how they make hives, including the anatomy of a beehive.
Have you ever wondered how bees make hives? Well, then you’re in the right place. In this article, I will discuss hives, their importance and the different types of hives found in beehives.
How do Bees work together to make their hives?
Bees are not just adorable, they’re also very industrious. They can make hives out of almost anything, and they do it all on their own.
Bees have been making hives since before humans showed up on Earth, and they use their saliva to build them. This is called propolis: it’s a sticky substance that bees collect from trees and plants. Bees use propolis to waterproof their homes and make them more resistant to damage from outside forces like wind and rain (or even bears!).
The most commonplace for bees to build their homes is in hollowed-out tree trunks but if there aren’t any trees nearby, they’ll often use other materials like mud or clay instead! Some bees will even build their hives in abandoned bird nests or inside abandoned rodent burrows if they find one!
But regardless of whether they’re building with wood or mud or clay or something else entirely, bees always start with a single chamber which is called a “brood cell.” This is where the queen bee lays her eggs; once the larvae hatch they’ll stay in this room until they grow large enough to move on out into other parts of the hive where there’ll be more room for them.