Pine Bluffs Post - Serving all of Eastern Laramie County since 1908

By Gary Collins
Pine Bluffs Post 

The library is the place to bee


Gary Collins/Pine Bluffs Post

Doug Bauer, background, looks on as his wife, Holly, demonstrates with Bethany, left, and Levi Gasner, right, how many times a bee flaps its wings within a minute. The trio were able to flap their arms 150 times in a minute, while a bee flaps its wings 15,000 times per minute.

If you are ever stung by a bee, you can be sure it is not a male bee, or drone, as they do not have stingers and their only purpose is to mate with the queen before being kicked out of the hive.

The worker bees of a hive are all females. The workers role is to collect food and water, care for the larvae and to protect the hive. They are the ones with the stingers. The sole queen of the hive's only job is to lay eggs and rule over the hive.

Such is the information you might have picked up if you had been at the Pine Bluffs Library on Friday.

Librarian Assistant Holly Bauer, along with husban...

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