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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Ariana, 25, marked the anniversary by putting a bee emoji - the worker bee is the symbol of Manchester - on Instagram.
The worker bee became a symbol of unity and strength, with thousands of people got it tattooed on their bodies.
She has since had the city's worker bee emblem on her neck.
Grande has reached out to victims since the attack and has had an emblem of Manchester -- an image of a worker bee -- tattooed behind her left ear.
Guided by a friend with pond-building experience, we were able to complete a backyard pond in just three hours with the help of a seven-person "worker bee" team provided by Reno's Permaculture Northern Nevada group.
The worker bee symbol ises Manchester's indus trial heritage.
It was fascinating to read about the meanings behind different elements of the worker bee's dance which tells its fellow workers where the best flowers are located.
The 30-year-old, who has had eight of his last nine fights at the arena, will have the city's worker bee displayed on his shorts.
Thousands of revellers stood silent, with some waving flags - including those bearing images of the worker bee, a symbol of Manchester, and "We Love MCR".
Sticking with Jason Palitsch as a "worker bee'' through many campaigns has given me an up-front view of Jason's brilliance, exceptional communication skills, and effectiveness.
* The worker bee: Look for a high performing tablet.
Drones are the largest bees in the hive (except for the queen), at almost twice the size of a worker bee. They do not work, do not forage for pollen or nectar and have no other known function than to mate with new queens and fertilize them on their mating flights (mating of queen and drone does not take place in the hive but only during flight).