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Q is for Queen Bee

A Queen bee is surrounded by her workers.

Every honeybee hive in Yellowstone has a queen bee. It is her job to lay all the eggs that will develop into the worker bees. The workers feed the young bees and collect the nectar that will be turned into honey.

 

Did You Know?

Summer Crowd at Old Faithful.

At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.