How to Draw a Honey Bee Step By Step

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How to Draw a Honey Bee

A honey bee is any bee that is a member of the genus Apis. In today’s tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a honey bee. We will provide the step by step instructions to draw a real honeybee and colour it beautifully.

In this tutorial, we will show you a step-by-step drawing of a honey bee for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Follow along with us to draw a clover in 8 easy steps.

Art Materials & Equipment

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Marker
  • Pencil Color
  • Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
  • Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
  • Compass (Alternative)

About Honey Bee

The honey bee is a widely distributed flying insect know for its ability to collect nectar from flowers and produce honey. Honey bees (right) are mustard yellow and brown. They have stocky bodies that are covered with many hairs to which pollen adheres. They are all eusocial flying insects that live in colonies of various sizes. They are only a small fraction of the 20,000 known species of bee.

They live in a hive which they build together as a family. The big family of honey bee is called a colony. There is only one queen bee in a hive. Her only job is to lay eggs. Every bee has a different body type and in this way, every worker bee, queen bee, or drone bee can be identified.

Characteristics of the honey bee:-

  • The honey bee’s primary value is as a pollinator of crops.
  • Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs.
  • Honey bees harvest nectar and pollen from flowering plants.
  • Male bees in the hive are called drones and they do not have a stinger.
  • Worker bees are females. They do all the different tasks needed to operate and maintain the hive.
  • Honey bees live in large groups called colonies. An average beehive can hold around 50,000 bees.

Also Read: How To Draw A Ladybug

Steps To Draw A Honey Bee

You can see the steps of drawing a honey bee in this tutorial below. Follow the steps below to easily draw a honey bee step by step.

how to draw a honey bee step by step
How to Draw a Honey Bee Step By Step

1Draw full circle

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 1

We are starting from the head of the honey bee. Thus, we are starting by drawing a circle for the head of the honey bee as shown in the image above.

2Body of Honey Bee

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 2

Now draw an oval for drawing the bee’s body as shown in the image above. Make sure you have attached this oval to the head of the honey bee as in the image above.

3Draw Two Wings

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 3

Now draw an oval-like shape for drawing the honeybee’s wings. Note draw at the top of the body part as in the image above.

4Two Charming Eyes

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 4

Similarly, now draw a small circle at the head for drawing the eye of the bee and draw another small circle right next to as in the image.

5Draw Hand and Sting

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 5

Now, draw the hand of the bee as shown in the drawing above. And at the back of the bee draw a sharp sting as in the drawing above.

6Erase Unwanted lines

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 6

Now erase unwanted lines as in the eyes and wing as in the above.

7Draw Lines in the Body

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 7

Now draw some lines in the body as shown in the drawing and also in the wings of bee as in the image above.

8Draw Charming Eyes with Smiley Face

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How to Draw a Honey Bee Step 8

At the last step of drawing the bee, draw a small circle for the charming eyes, and in the eyes draw another small circle for the pupils and color it black. Now draw two antennae at the top of the head and at last draw the smiley face of the bee as in the image above.

Coloring a Bee

After the drawing of a honey bee is completed we move forward with coloring the honey bee. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colors. As the honey bee is an insect and it is naturally yellow and black in color we fill yellow and black color while coloring it. You can fill color according to our wish too.

Colour Details:

  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Orange
  • Light Blue
how to draw a honey bee for kids
How to Draw a Honey Bee for Kids

Also Read: How To Draw A Butterfly

Final Image of Honey-Bee

After coloring, we get realistic clover. You can use a pencil color (we made it digital).

how to draw a honey bee for kids
How to Draw a Honey Bee for Kids

Great Job 

Finally, we draw a cute honey bee and color it beautifully. Wow, this honey bee looks so much cute and real. I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple and draw a bee step by step like this. We try our best to make an easy-to-follow tutorial.

This is how you can draw honey bees easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.

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