OK, time for some new guy questions. I'm sure I could find this information by looking it up, but I think I'll ask the questions, anyway. First how long does the average Italian bee live? Secondly, how long does the average queen bee live? Lastly, I have heard that during a good honey flow, that a bee can wear it's wings out in 2 weeks. Is there any truth to that? Let me know what you know.
Worker Bees average 6 weeks during the spring and summer. Queens can live 3 or more years, but they are judged by their egg laying ability, you will get varying answers to that question. Once House bees become foragers, they do wear out their wings in a short time.