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Drone

Drone

1. (Science: zoology) The male of bees, especially. Of the honeybee. It gathers no honey. See honeybee. All with united force combine to drive The lazy drones from the laborious hive. (Dryden)

2. One who lives on the labors of others; a lazy, idle fellow; a sluggard. By living as a drone,to be an unprofitable and unworthy member of so noble and learned a society. (Burton)

3. That which gives out a grave or monotonous tone or dull sound; as: a drum. Halliwell. The part of the bagpipe containing the two lowest tubes, which always sound the key note and the fifth.

4. A humming or deep murmuring sound. The monotonous drone of the wheel. (Longfellow)

5. A monotonous bass, as in a pastoral composition.

Origin: oe. Drane a dronebee, as. Dran; akin to os. Dran, OHG. Treno, g. Drohne, dan. Drone, cf. Gr. A kind of wasp, dial. Gr. Drone. Prob. Named fr. The droning sound. See drone.


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Not hugely helpful, I've already read that page and on it it says: Thus, if a queen bee mates with only one drone, any two of her daughters will share, on average, 3/4 of their genes. And on this page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queen_bee#Reproduction_cycle It says: The surviving ...

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by nicholasetew
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:07 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
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Bees

... father). However, when a queen goes on a mating flight (usually 1 or 2 in the first few days after she becomes queen) she mates with around 10-20 drones from other hives at 'drone congregation areas'. She does this to maintain genetic diversity as she stores the sperm to use all her life. So here's ...

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by nicholasetew
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:57 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bees
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Marriage flight of honey bee(Queen)............

She takes off from heive to remote flowers and her FANS(Drones).. Follow her. Only one Lucky Hero can reach her and mate with her. This is the only time when Queen mates with Drone in her life. :o Interestingly she stores these sperms in her Spermatheca ...

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by sachin
Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Marriage flight of honey bee(Queen)............
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The Fiber Disease

... and yo mamma will be on it too. F.sticks, you suck rocks. Is this what happened to chandra Leevey? HUH?????? What about Monica and Bill? Was she a drone? You people are sick. I hope to God someone replies to this really fast because of a few reasons. One b/c I know some names of Co's that are behind ...

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by London
Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:09 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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PLZZ help with queen ant problem

... ant there. But becareful before you search for the queen you are going to face the soldiers. :) the has wings and the size is bigger than the drone.

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by geonyzl
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:39 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: PLZZ help with queen ant problem
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