Coloring Page: National Pollinators Week | Honey Bee

It’s officially National Pollinators Week! Join us for a weeklong celebration of the plants and animals that carry pollen. Plus we’re sharing ways you can help local pollinators too. This week, each coloring page is highlighting a different pollinator and showcases the hard work they do for Ohio plants and wildlife.

We’re kicking things off with a pollinator that needs no introduction, the honey bee (Apis mellifera), of course! Did you know that all honey bee hive inhabitants are generally divided into three types? There are workers, female bees that forage for food for the hive (pollen and nectar from flowers); drones, male bees; and the queen, the female bee in charge that lays the eggs for the next generation of bees.

While honey bees are quite well known for making honey, they also play a crucial role in aiding the world’s food supply. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, pollinators – primarily honey bees – are responsible for one in every three bites of food we eat.

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A honey bee pollinates a flower.
Photo courtesy flickr user Matt/Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).