Large brains are connected to several nerve centers that allow for complex functioning. A honeybee’s brain is actually 10 times more dense than a mammal’s brain, allowing for excellent sight and smell.
The thorax is divided into 3 sections, with a long esophagus running through the entirety. Each section comes equipped with its own set of legs, and the last 2 sections each has its own wings.
While the surface of the abdomen has no obvious, distinctive features, the interior has quite a few functions. In all bees, digestion occurs there. In queens and drones, the abdomen houses the reproductive organs, and in queens and workers, the stinger.