. The book of bugs. 202 The Book of Bugs. If the drone is male and the queen female, what is the worker? The New Woman of Bee-dom. She has given up her motherhood for a business career. Sometimes, though, she lays eggs, but they always hatch out drones, of whom it is strictly true to say, They have a mother, but no father. If the queen's wings are crippled so that she cannot make her marriage-flight, her children are all drones. An Italian queen in a hive of black bees will beget workers of mixed blood, but her sons are pure Italians. Drones are useful as fathers of workers, but. Fig. 41. Dron

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. The book of bugs. 202 The Book of Bugs. If the drone is male and the queen female, what is the worker? The New Woman of Bee-dom. She has given up her motherhood for a business career. Sometimes, though, she lays eggs, but they always hatch out drones, of whom it is strictly true to say, They have a mother, but no father. If the queen's wings are crippled so that she cannot make her marriage-flight, her children are all drones. An Italian queen in a hive of black bees will beget workers of mixed blood, but her sons are pure Italians. Drones are useful as fathers of workers, but. Fig. 41. Dron
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. The book of bugs. 202 The Book of Bugs. If the drone is male and the queen female, what is the worker? The New Woman of Bee-dom. She has given up her motherhood for a business career. Sometimes, though, she lays eggs, but they always hatch out drones, of whom it is strictly true to say, They have a mother, but no father. If the queen's wings are crippled so that she cannot make her marriage-flight, her children are all drones. An Italian queen in a hive of black bees will beget workers of mixed blood, but her sons are pure Italians. Drones are useful as fathers of workers, but. Fig. 41. Drone. Queen. Worker. they cannot collect the honey they eat. Their tongues are too short. The worm, when it hatches out of the egg, lies in its cell surrounded by bee-milk, or ' royal jelly," as it is called. As it grows in size and strength it is weaned, so to speak, by having the milk diluted more and more with pap made of pollen, honey, and water, till it finally lives on grown-bee diet. If the worker is not weaned, if it lives on the fat of the land till it spins its cocoon, it will be a queen. I don't know how it would do to put little. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Sutherland, Harvey. New York ; London : Street & Smith