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Laying worker

What is Laying worker?

  1. A worker which lays unfertilized eggs, producing only drones, usually in colonies that are hopelessly queenless.
  2. A worker bee that lays eggs (Because they are unfertile, their eggs can only develop into drones.) marked queen.
  3. An unfertilized, non queen female bee that is capable of laying drone eggs. This is often the result of a hive remaining queenless for a period of time.
  4. Worker bee which, in the absence of the queen and her pheromones, is able to lay unfertilised eggs. These develop into drones only.


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