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Honeycomb is layers of wax cells (little rooms) made into a hexagonal (six-sided) shape. The queen will lay eggs in the cells and Honey Bee babies, called larvae, will hatch. Larvae will eventually pupate (make a coccoon in their cells), and hatch out as adult bees.
Males usually just hang around; their only purpose is to mate with the queen. Then they die.
Honey Bees are among the most beneficial of bugs. They eat nectar (a sweet liquid) made by flowers and they turn the nectar into honey, which is a very popular sweetener used by people all over the world, and enjoyed by many other animals (bears LOVE honey). If we did not have bees, food crops would not get pollinated. Then the fruit and vegetables we eat and the trees we get our oxygen from would all disappear.
The hive is ruled over by a queen bee. She is the largest bee in the hive, and she is the only female to mate.