how to draw a bee

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Bee in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Bee.

Here are some interesting facts about the Bee you might find interesting.

  • Bees have hairy bodies covered in patterns of colors like yellow, black, brown or white. These colors act as a warning to other animals.
  • Worker bees perform different jobs in the hive like feeding larvae, building comb cells, collecting nectar and pollen, and guarding the entrance.
  • Honey bees communicate through dances containing information about locations of flowers, water and threats.
  • A honey bee will visit between 50-100 flowers during one collection trip. Their tiny hairs pick up pollen which sticks to their legs and body.
  • Honey bees see ultraviolet patterns on flowers that help guide them to nectar and pollen.
  • Honey bees live together in hives containing one queen, thousands of female worker bees, and hundreds of male drones.
  • Honey bees produce honey by ingesting nectar and regurgitating it while enzymatic activity breaks down sugars.
  • Bees have been important for agriculture since ancient times by pollinating crops like fruits, vegetables and nuts.
  • Honey bees are found on every continent except Antarctica living in hives built from wax secreted from glands.
  • On average a hive will produce about 60-100 pounds of honey in one season if weather and food sources allow.

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw a Bee Easy Drawing Lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Bee – Easy to Follow Step by Step Drawing Lesson

Below are 6 steps to drawing a common Bee. This is a step by step lesson that makes it easy for anyone to learn how to draw a Bee.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the head of the bee.

how to draw a bee

Step 2: Draw the center and rear body parts.

how to draw a bee

Step 3: Sketch the legs of the bee.

how to draw a bee

Step 4: Draw more of the bee’s legs to give them dimension.

how to draw a bee

Step 5: Draw the antennae and eye of the bee. Don’t forget the stinger!

how to draw a bee

Step 6: Draw the wings and add the final details to the body of the bee.

how to draw a bee

Nicely done! You’ve finished the How To Draw a Bee drawing lesson! Now, if you want to add color or shading to your drawing, take a look at the picture below and use it as a reference to make your bee drawing more realistic and life-like.

how to draw a honey bee


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a BEE! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a bee is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another insect or bug to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a DRAGONFLY?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a DragonFly

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