This essay is about the bee and its ideal for school students.
The bee is a kind of small insect which has wings. It is more useful to man than all other insects.
Description of the body:
Its body is divided into two parts. The front part has two legs, while in the hind part there are four legs. The sting of a bee is poisonous. It is so poisonous that a strong man may die. It if attacked by a large number of these insects. It has two wings and a yellow body. The body has black spots.
Bees are of several kinds. The humming bee makes a humming sound. The flying bee and the hive bee are the common bees.
In the same hive there are three kinds of bees. They are the queen, the workers and the idlers or drones. The drones are the male bees and they do nothing. The workers are very hard working. They do all sorts of work. They build the hive. They collect honey from flowers. They look after the comforts of the queen bee. They protect their and the ones from the attack of enemies. The queen bee is really a queen. Her business is to lay eggs and supervise the work of others.
Bees live in swarms. They are very industrious. They are at work the whole day long in summer. They build the hive. They collect the honey. They collect it against winter. They defend their queen against other enemy insects. In winter they keep indoors and do not come out. They hate idlers and kill them before winter comes off. They get angry when they are teased. They sting the invader. They cause a painful burning sensation.
How Honey is collected:
When a bee hive is found, men keep a share eye on it. They look after it, till they think that sufficient honey has been collected. Then they light torches. The smoke and heat of fire drive away the bees. The hive is then taken away and the honey drawn from it.
The bee is found in many parts of the world such as India, Spain, Italy, Egypt, Germany and Russia. In India bees are mostly found in the Himalayas and the Sunderbans.
Description of the Bee-hive:
The bees are wonderful builders. A bee-hive is a good piece of architecture. It has a large number of cells in it. Some of the cells are used for storing up honey. Other cells are used as bed-rooms and sitting rooms. Long passages connected the cells. They are connected is such a way that coming out and going in is quite easy. Bee-hives are general made on the branches of trees. But sometimes they are also made the walls and window tops of the house.
Bees are useful to us in many ways. They give us honey. They give us wax. We use honey to sweeten the milk or the curd which we take. It is also used in medicines. Little children are given honey when they suffer from cold or cough. Wax, which we get from the bee0give, is used for making candles. Many people earn their living by rearing bees and selling honey and tapers. Honey is delicious, sweet and nourishing food. Bees promote the growth of flowers by carrying pollen dust from flowers. Bees are a lesson to idle. The world would smile with health and plenty if all men are as industrious as the bees.