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10 Interesting Facts About Honey Bees

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On website Lauren replied: "...Your information is very accurate, except that unfertilized eggs develop into drones without any additional fertilization. This means that male bees (drones) have half the number of chromosomes that female bees (queens and workers) do, which leads to lots of interesting behaviors."

On website Lauren replied: "...Your information is very accurate, except that unfertilized eggs develop into drones without any additional fertilization. This means that male bees (drones) have half the number of chromosomes that female bees (queens and workers) do, which leads to lots of interesting behaviors."

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Antique Images: Insect Clip Art: Black and White Illustration of Drone Bee Insect

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BEE-Keeping--What to do when you find a queenless hive filled with drones and honey. Missing a queen? This may be the answer you're looking for.

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Identifying honey bees. The worker bees are female; they are responsible for gathering nectar and pollen, cleaning the hive, caring for brood (bee larva), tending to the queen, guarding the hive, and turning nectar into honey. The queen remains in the hive to lay eggs and regulate worker activities with pheromones. The drones mate with a virgin queen on her nuptial flight and die immediately afterwards; drones are only present during spring and summer.

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Chapter 3 - Attraction - On a few varied levels, I sort of envy honeybees. The majority are worker bees, meaning they are nonreproductive females. This simplifies everything. There is no competition to win any of the females attraction, whatsoever. This is because only the queen can reproduce. On the same token, there is no competition to win the queen's attraction amongst the male drone bees either, as multiple ones have the opportunity to mate with her!

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