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Worker bee

What is Worker bee?

  1. An unfertilised female bee that constitutes as the majority of a colony’s population.
  2. A female bee whose reproductive organs are undeveloped. The majority of the honey bees are worker bees and they do all the work in the colony except for laying fertile eggs.
  3. A sterile female member of the colony that works in the hive, including caring for the young, cleaning the hive, guard duty and also forages for food and water outside the hive or nest.
  4. The female honey bee that constitutes the majority of the colony’s population. Worker bees do most of the chores for the colony (except egg laying, which is done by the queen).

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