Drone comb & drones

Drones are little bigger than worker bees, and the cells in which drones develop show the difference. Marked in black is some capped drone comb. Marked in blue is a drone. Drones have bigger eyes than workers (the better to spy the queen during mating flights, perhaps). Drones also lack stingers, so if you're trying to show off your beek coolness, you can pick up a drone with your bare hands.

Here's a better look. Inside the capped cells, the drone larvae are undergoing metamorphosis.

1 comment:

Eva Yaa Asantewaa said...

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