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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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... It says: The surviving virgin queen will fly out on a sunny, warm day to a "drone congregation area" where she will mate with 12-15 drones. If the weather holds, she may return to the drone congregation area for several days until she is fully mated. Mating occurs in flight. The ...

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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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Can haploid cells undergo cell division?

If drones are haploid, how can they grow? Can haploid cells undergo cell division?

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by Sue4
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Can haploid cells undergo cell division?
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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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unfertalized queen honey bee egg sexual or not?

... 1.A diploid queen honeybee produces haploid eggs by meiosis. Some of these eggs are never fertalized and develop into haploid male honeybees. (drones). 2.Seeds develop after a flower has been pollinated with pollen from the same plant. 3. After it has been placed in water, a cutting from a ...

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by alfreako247
Fri Sep 30, 2005 7:52 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: unfertalized queen honey bee egg sexual or not?
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Views: 2273


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