A drone is a male honey bee that is the product of an unfertilized egg. Unlike the
female worker bee, drones do not have stingers and do not participate in nectar ...
The drone is the only male bee in the colony. Drones make up a relatively small
percentage of the hive's total population. At the peak of the season, their ...
Aug 26, 2013 ... Drone honey bees are male. They do not have a stinger and really don't work in
the colony at all. Their sole purpose is to be available in case a ...
The drone honeybee is the only male resident within a colony of bees. At the
beginning of a spring season their population is often below one hundred, with a
he Drone Bee: about the life of the male honey bee and its role in the colony.
The queen bee is the biggest bee in the hive, mostly due to her elongated ...
unfertilized eggs (parthenogenesis) which normally will result in drone bees (this
When a virgin queen flies to a site where thousands of male honey bees may be
waiting, she mates with several males in flight. A male drone will mount the ...
Jul 4, 2009 ... Most people--well, it's probably more accurate to say women--laugh when they
hear that the drone doesn't do anything to help around the ...
The male honey bee, called a drone, exists for one reason only – to mate with the
queen. He is entirely expendable once he provides this service to the colony.