Title :Definitive Stamp (30 won);
The 2nd Photo-Gravure Series 
Has No Title
Stamp Serial#
881 
KPC#
271 
MICHEL#
908 
StanGib#
1068 
Scott#
649 
Date of Issue
01/20/1974 
Quantity
To be issued as required 
Denomination
30 won 
Design
Honey bee 
Designer
Lee Keun-moon 
Image Area
19mm*22mm 
Perforation
1313 
Sheet Composition
1010 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printer
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Repubic of Korea 
Description
"The Ministry of Communications is issuing two kinds of newly designed postage stamps-one-won and 30-won stamps. The one-won stamp features the mask of an old man and the 30-won stamp depicts a honeybee.

2. Honeybee A native European bee (Apis mellifera), the body of an average honeybee is about 14mm long and its pair of wings measures about 24mm from tip to tip when stretched. It has two mandibles and its mouthpart forms a tube when it sucks honey. The back of this bee is dark brown and its two membranous wings are greyish. A swarm of honeybees are made up of a queen bee, a small number of drones and tens of thousands of worker bees, which live together in a highly disciplined manner. The queen bee lays eggs usually from May to June. The number of eggs laid by a queen bee in a year runs to more than 200,000. But only one of them develops into a female capable of reproduction. Though all worker bees are female, they are sterile. They only feed newborn bees, make honeycombs and collect honey. They have functional stings. Their life span is 40 days. But they live for five to six months during winter. Males are produced from unfertilized eggs and are haploid. They die a month after mating.