Some articles on worker bees, workers, bees:
... a swarm where the old queen will take about half the worker bees to found a new colony, leaving the new queen with the other half of worker bees to continue the old colony ... The worker bees will find several eggs or larvae of the right age-range, and attempt to develop them into queens ... Regardless of the trigger, the workers develop the larvae into queens by continuing to feed them royal jelly, which triggers an extended development as a pupa ...
... Among the hymenopterans (ants, bees and wasps), haploid males are produced from unfertilized eggs ... Usually eggs are laid only by the queen, but the unmated workers may also lay haploid, male eggs either regularly (e.g ... stingless bees) or under special circumstances ...
Famous quotes containing the words bees and/or worker:
“In a valley late bees with whining gold
Thread summer to the loose ends of sleep....”
—Allen Tate (18991979)
“The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.”
—Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)