Bee’s outside anathomy

Bees’ flight

Bee Anatomy

Honey bees are insects and have five characteristics that are common to most insects.

They have exoskeleton  – a hard outer shell.

They have three main body parts: head, thorax, abdomen.

They have a pair of antennae that are attached to their head.

They have three pairs of legs used for walking.

They have two pairs of wings.


Location of the eyes, brain, where the antennae attach.


Eye (Compound)-almost 360 degree sight

The second type of eyes made of many light detectors called ommatidia, three simple eyes.

Antenna – A movable segmented feeler that detects airborne scents and currents.


Midsection with (6) legs and wings attach.

Bees’ abdomen


Hind part of the bee and where the stinger, and other internal body parts are located.