Category Archives: Bee Types

Worker Bees and Layer Worker Bees

Worker Bees Workers are the smallest bodied adults and constitute the majority of bees occupying the colony. They are sexually undeveloped females and under normal hive conditions do not lay eggs. Workers have specialized structures, such as brood food glands, … Continue reading

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More on Drones

Drones Drones (male bees) are the largest bees in the colony. They are generally present only during late spring and summer. The drone’s head is much larger than that of either the queen or worker, and its compound eyes meet … Continue reading

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Queen Bee

Each colony has only one queen, except during and a varying period following swarming preparations or supersedure. Because she is the only sexually developed female, her primary function is reproduction. She produces both fertilized and unfertilized eggs. Queens lay the … Continue reading

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Honey Bee PHYSIOLOGY AND BREEDING.

Bees are still a mystery in many ways! Comparatively few people have a very definite idea of the time and manner of rearing brood. Many persons who have kept bees for years have bestowed so little attention upon this point … Continue reading

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The Drone Bee

DRONES. The Drones are the males; their bodies are large and clumsy, and without the symmetry of the queen and worker. Their buzzing when on the wing is loud, and different from that of the workers. They have no sting, … Continue reading

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Worker Bees

The average age attained by the queen is about three years. The idea that the queen governs the colony, and directs all their operations, is probably totally erroneous. They manifest a certain regard and affection for her, how Fig. 2.—REGARD … Continue reading

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