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Do all bees make honey, or just honey bees?

Everyone knows that honey bees make honey - its quite obvious! But is it all bees that make honey, and if so what makes them different to other bees?
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    May 23, 2011 4:36 PM (in response to Alithebug)
    Re: Do all bees make honey, or just honey bees?

    Nope, The eastern carpenter bee, alfalfa leafcutter bee, orchard mason bee, and the hornfaced bee are solitary bees, which means they don't live in hives with thousands  of other bees. Each solitary bee is fertile. These types of bees don't produce honey or beeswax.


    Also only the female worker bees make honey. The female queen bee and the  male drone bees do not make or gather food themselves. The queen spends  her time laying eggs while the drones have only one purpose, to mate  with a queen when she is on her one and only mating flight. The drones  are only produced in the spring/summer and are killed off each year once  their job is done.

    Hope it helps XD
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