Re: [OM] IMG: Honey Bee at Work

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: Honey Bee at Work
From: Chris Barker <ftog@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2020 15:03:24 +0100
Thanks, Moose, although I’m appalled (naturally) at my assumptions of the 
male/female work ethic.  I promise to do better :-)


> On 6 Jun 2020, at 09:57, Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 6/5/2020 10:59 PM, Chris Barker wrote:
>> Well done, Jim!  But it would have been a ‘he’ wouldn’t it?  The only ’she’ 
>> is queening it in the nest, as I understand it :-)
> You need to read up a bit. All working honey bees are shes. The hes, drones, 
> exist only to provide the queens with the vast amount of sperm she will need. 
> Things are much the same with bumble bees.
> That's a pretty sloppy summary, but you can read the rest yourself, should 
> you feel inclined.
> Bzzzzzz Moose

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