RMRCT4NA–. A dictionary of practical apiculture. Bees. PRACTICAL APICULTURE. 23 ating itself, and for this the queen and workers are all that is required. "We sometimes speak of a queenless colony, and the expression is not incorrect, but it is equivalent to saying that the colony is not full or perfect. The distinction between a colony and a swarm is simply this: A swarm is a new colony just separated from the parent stock. See Swarm. Colt.—A. name sometimes given to the second after-swarm. The" third is called a fitly. See Filly. Comb.—A number of cells built together so as to form a sheet.