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

queen′ bee′


n.
1. a fertile female bee.
2. a woman who is in a favored or preeminent position.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.queen bee - fertile egg-laying female beequeen bee - fertile egg-laying female bee  
queen - the only fertile female in a colony of social insects such as bees and ants and termites; its function is to lay eggs
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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.
He said the queen bee lays eggs in the hives, while the rest of the bees clean the hives, provide sustenance and guard her.
DUBAI: In another regional first for Dubai, the only centre in the world to rear the Saskatraz queen bee outside North America recently opened in Hatta.
Located deep in the inland exclave of Hatta, Hatta Honey, the Middle East's first queen bee rearing station, was officially launched on Wednesday.
Dubai: Beekeeping tradition in the mountains of the UAE is receiving a renewed buzz with the opening of the region's first queen bee rearing station in Hatta on Wednesday.
I think the Queen Bee Syndrome exists but I don't think it happens to the extent that people may think.
Honeybee colonies, containing up to around 50,000 bees, will produce new queen bees.
A couple of days before the swarm descended, Andrew says he came across a queen bee in the house.
Another threat to success in achieving a dental hygiene scholarly identity and in establishing dental hygiene doctoral programs is the Queen Bee Syndrome.