Melissa Honeybee

Meet Melissa HoneyBee:

  • Bee Basics
    • Bee Family: Honeybee
    • Bee Role: Forager
      • Forager Bees consistently visit the same patches of flowers for as long as they are productive.
      • This consistent behavior makes Honeybees efficient enough to produce excess honey unlike most other species of bee.
  • Bee Favorites
    • Favorite Flower: New England Aster
    • Favorite Color: Purple
    • Favorite Landmark: Massachusetts State House – the golden dome reminds Melissa of her home!
    • Favorite Fruit: Raspberries
    • Favorite Vegetable: Cucumbers
    • Favorite Herb: Lavender
  • Fun Facts About Melissa Honeybee
    • Melissa will create about 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey.
    • Melissa is an excellent dancer. She can communicate the location of flower patches through just a few dance moves to help her other bees!
    • Melissa visits anywhere from 50-100 flowers per visit from her nest.
    • At 10-15 miles per hour, Melissa can fly pretty quickly… but not as fast as the ferry!
    • Meet Melissa by playing the Flower Flip Mini Game!