Worker honey bees share out their jobs based on their age:
 
·         1-2 days old
They spend their time cleaning cells, starting with the one they were born in, as well as keeping the brood warm.
 
·         3-5 days old
they feed older larvae. 
 
·         6-11 days old
they feed the youngest larvae. 
 
·         12-17 days old
they produce wax, build combs, carry food, and perform undertaker duties.
 
·         18-21 days old
they get guard duty, protecting the hive entrance.  
 
·         22 days on until their death at around 40-45 days
they get to fly from the hive collective for pollen, nectar, water, pollinating plants, and things of this nature.  They travel up to six miles from their hives!
 
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Whew!  That's a lot of work crammed into such a short lifetime!