• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.