Honey bees are assigned jobs based on their age ie this is the worker bee cycle
1-2 days old: have the job to clean the cell, and they start with the one they were born in. They also keep brood warm.
3-5 days old: their job is to feed older larvae
6-11 days old: they have the responsibility to feed the youngest larvae
12-17 days old: they are producing wax, carrying food, building combs, and have undertaker duties
18-21 days old: they are protecting the hive entrance and have guard duty
From 22 days to the end of their life (at around 40-45 days): they fly from the hive and collect pollen, nectar, water, etc.
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