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Honey Bee

HONEY BEE – The worker bee of a hive is unable to reproduce in a colony where there is a functional queen bee. If there is no queen they do sometimes lay unfertilized eggs which become male drones. The worker bee starts off as a fertilizer egg, after three days the egg hatches into a larva. Nurse bees feed it royal jelly at first, then pollen and honey for six days. It then becomes an inactive pupa. During its 14 days as a pupa, scaled in a capped cell, it grows into a worker (female) bee, emerging on the 21th day. Her service to the hive starts immediately after she is