The Three Kinds Of Bees Essay

2118 WordsDec 3, 20169 Pages
On a warm summer afternoon, when walking down the street, through a garden, or just outside, it is a common occurrence to see a honey bee. They buzz around and in front of people while startling them as they are confronted with this insect. In cases such as this, people only notice the bees as a nuisance. They are considered a danger because their potential to sting the unsuspecting person. Those who see these bees do not consider anything more than just the bees and a colony. However, bees are curious little creatures that present a wider picture than what can be seen and are more complex than credit given. When taking a closer look and actually observing them, they present a small model of how humans behave and interact with an organized system of life and interactions. This paper will discuss how in a world of scarcity, the three kinds of bees in a honey bee colony are a model to the economic concepts of humans, such as division of labor, comparative advantage, efficiency, and supply and demand. Within a hive, there are three kinds of bees that have their own job and specific task that they focus on and divide. One of the bees is the queen bee. She is the mother of all the bees in the colony. The next kind of bee is the worker bee who builds the hive, and forages for supplies ("The Colony and Its Organization"). Finally, there are the drone bees who mate with the queen bees of other colonies to produce more bees. All three kinds of bees have specific tasks that are
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