This is the life cycle page. A bee is like a butterfly because it goes
though several stages in its life. Keep reading to find out about a bee's
A queen lays soft white eggs in the comb. The egg stage takes place during
days 1 through 3.
In three days, the egg hatches into a larva. Workers feed it bee milk and
bee bread. It spins a cocoon around itself. The larva stage takes place
during days 4 through 9.
In the cocoon, the larva turns into a pupa. It now has eyes, wings, and
legs. It looks more like a bee. This stage is during days 10 through 23,
depending on the type of bee it will become.
This is the final stage in a bee's complete metamorphosis. It is full grown.
The bee chews its way out of the cell. It becomes an adult on days 16 through
24, depending on what type of bee it is.