Day 3: Body Parts

The Twelve Days of Honey Bees: Day 3. A honey bee has a three-part body.

Like all insects and all bees, honey bees have three body parts called the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. The head is where the bee’s eyes, mandibles, tongue (proboscis), and antenna are found, while the thorax is where the legs and wings attach. The abdomen holds the bulk of the bee’s internal organs and, of course, the stinger.

These three parts of a bee are rather distinct when looking down on a honey bee. The following image from our Day 1 post illustrates this, especially in the drone in the top of the image. Note especially how the honey bee’s eyes rather dominate the head.

May you prosper and find honey.

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