worker bee

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Noun1.worker bee - sterile bee specialized to collect food and maintain the hiveworker bee - sterile bee specialized to collect food and maintain the hive
worker - sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
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GOOD THINGS THE equivalent of the worker bee in skincare, manuka honey balances moisture levels to keep skin clear and hydrated, while assisting in the growth of new cells, tissue and collagen.
Another type pointed out by the expert is the worker bee, who is the first to arrive and last to leave the office, not to mention the skiver who only seems to be in at the most inconvenient time.
A single worker bee will only produce one tenth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime; it takes a huge collaborative effort to make a kilo.
Made of beeswax by a worker bee to cover the honey-filled cell.
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK My Dinosaur Life (Columbia) DON'T be fooled by the cartoon cover - or by album opener Worker Bee.
We have defined a model of a worker bee in the form of a SeSam activity diagram.
Ekho also has kits ranging from $999 for an E-10 Class Pack to $1,795 for the Health Assessment Survival Kit, which includes 30 WM-25 heart rate monitors, Bee-Fit Worker Bee Padometers, and all the accessories needed to begin a heart rate program.
Pliny recognized the industrious worker bee, the drone (which he considered an imperfect, sterile, servant bee without a sting) and the king bee (without a sting) which would lead the migration to a new hive site.
Normally, a worker bee travels eight hundred kilometers over the course of her life, wearing out her wings in a mere six weeks at the height of her frenzied nectar gathering during spring, summer, and early autumn when plants are in full nectar-laden bloom, and producing less than 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey.
To Bee Or Not To Bee is about the journey of a worker bee entrenched in the mindless tedium of life in the melodrone honeybee colony.
Compared with post World War II images of Japanese as suicidal kamikaze pilots or geisha, the 1960s fascination with Zen, and the 1980s fear that worker bee Japanese would put Americans out of work, today's image is an improvement, Schodt says.