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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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.
Whether a mobile cinema, a mobile meeting room or a courier vehicle for Moms birthday present, a fun mode of transport for party-goers or a packhorse that can take a heavy load BEE, Continentals industrious worker bee for the urban mobility of tomorrow, is all this and much more.
The length of proboscis of a particular species of worker bee plays a vital role for honey production as it has positive correlation with foraging (Mostajeran et al.
b ewgp hBo I love working alongside my own bees in the garden and was lucky enough to get a photo of this hardworking worker bee recently as she gathered pollen right next to me.
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".
Thousands of revellers (pictured) stood silent, with some waving flags - including those bearing images of the worker bee, a symbol of Manchester, and 'We Love MCR'.
Elsewhere, hundreds queued for a worker bee tattoo to pay tribute to those killed in Monday's atrocity.
A worker bee collects 50 to 60 milligrams of nectar--about 90 percent of her body weight--before returning to the hive.
It turns out the star is this young, male bee who wants to be a "pollen jock," which is the same thing as a worker bee.
The queen is raised from a normal worker egg, but is fed a larger amount of royal jelly than a normal worker bee, resulting in a radically different growth and metamorphosis.
Firstly, a larva hatches from an egg, a bee emerges from its cell; secondly, a worker bee would not forage until it is at least three weeks old--it has many inside duties to fulfill first, dependent on its physical development/maturation.