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Comments #9108759:

Ants 13 3, 7:40am

This applies to honey bees as well. Nonfertilized eggs will develop into males. Since male bees (drones) are larger than their worker sisters, the queen will select larger cells in the honeycomb for laying nonfertilized eggs.

Bee keepers can prevent her from creating very many drones (since male bees are useless except as concubines) by using a small-cell honeycomb foundation in the frames of the hive to ensure they are far too small to support a developing drone cell.

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