Some articles on drone, drones, male drones:
... had ever witnessed the mating of a queen and drone and many theories held that queens were "self-fertile," while others believed that a vapor or "miasma" emanating from the drones fertilized queens ... to prove by observation and experiment that queens are physically inseminated by drones outside the confines of hives, usually a great distance away ... mother of all the female workers and male drones in the colony ...
Famous quotes containing the words drones and/or male:
“Just as the queen bee, the highest-ranking, peerless creature of her hive, is surrounded by lowly drones to please her, whereas the workers produce honey, the same way is the one who sits on the throne an equal only to himself, and no ones companion.”
—Franz Grillparzer (17911872)
“By act of Congress, male officers are gentlemen, but by act of God, we are ladies. We dont have to be little mini-men and try to be masculine and use obscene language to come across. I can take you and flip you on the floor and put your arms behind your back and youll never move again, without your ever knowing that I can do it.”
—Sherian Grace Cadoria (b. 1940)