Unformatted text preview: capping over the cell. After 10-11 days the capping is bitten off and the adult bee emerges workers place food in cell larva worker cells drone cells (wider) queen cell (larger and on its own) The eggs laid in the drone cells are unfertilised and develop into males. The eggs laid in the worker cells and queen cells are fertilised but the queen larvae are fed a different diet from that of the larvae in the worker cells. The difference in diet causes the workers to be sterile and the queen to be fertile. adult bee almost ready to emerge wax cell capping © D.G. Mackean...
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- Fall '11
- Beekeeping, Honey bee, Queen Bee, drone cells