Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). Queen, Drone, Worker

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Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

The queen is a fertile female. There is only one queen in a hive and only she can lay eggs.
Drones are males. There may be several hundred in a hive. Their function is to fertilise the queen
Workers are sterile females. There may be 20,000 to 80,000 in a hive. They do all the work of building the combs, collecting and storing nectar and pollen, feeding the larvae and cleaning the hive.

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