queen bee


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queen bee

n
1. (Animals) the fertile female bee in a hive
2. informal a woman in a position of dominance or ascendancy over her peers or associates
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queen′ bee′


n.
1. a fertile female bee.
2. a woman who is in a favored or preeminent position.
[1600–10]
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queen bee

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References in classic literature ?
Ferko again proceeded on his journey, but he hadn't gone far before a queen bee flew against him, trailing one wing behind her, which had been cruelly torn in two by a big bird.
And when evening was come the queen bee flew by, and perching on his shoulder she said, 'The wonderful palace is ready.
This splendid palace had been built by the grateful queen bee, who had summoned all the other bees in the kingdom to help her.
If she had been born a Queen Bee, and they labouring Bees, they could not have been more satisfied of that.
Swarming is the process by which a new honey bee colony is formed when the Queen bee leaves the old colony, and a large group of worker bees follow along.
ENPNewswire-August 21, 2019--University of Sussex: Queen bees face increased chance of execution if they mate with two males rather than one
The gigantic bee will be made out of recyclable material and Faith worked with the Chester schoolchildren to construct giant flowers, which will accompany the Queen Bee.
The gigantic bee will be made out of recyclable material and Faith worked with the Chester school children to construct giant flowers, which will accompany the Queen Bee.
With the technology, farmers can also avoid variability in production, where many of them find one hive missing honey due to lack of a colony, while the others have so much."Many farmers are complaining that their hives are not colonised, we need queen bee propagation technologies to boost bee farming," Kagio remarked.
According to (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6815681/EDEN-CONFIDENTIAL-Kate-vying-queen-bee-against-Marquess-Cholmondeleys-ex-model-wife.html) Daily Mail's Richard Eden , the Duchess of Cambridge wants to be the queen bee of the Turnip toffs, but she finds a rival to her rural crown in the person of her ex-model neighbor Rose Hanbury, the Marchioness of Cholmondeley.
The ministry earlier announced a project for the production of queen bees and honey at a cost of RO150,000.