Some articles on bee, bees:
... to fertilize an egg as she lays it if she does so, it develops into a female worker bee if she lays an unfertilized egg it becomes a male drone ... pheromones, which control the behavior of the bees in the hive ... Inevitably, the queen begins to falter, and the bees decide to replace her by creating a new queen from one of her worker eggs ...
Famous quotes containing the words bees and/or young:
“As bees their sting, so the promiscuous leave behind them in each encounter something of themselves by which they are made to suffer.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)
“I should consent to breed under pressure, if I were convinced in any way of the reasonableness of reproducing the species. But my nerves and the nerves of any woman I could live with three months, would produce only a victim ... lacking in impulse, a mere bundle of discriminations. If I were wealthy I might subsidize a stud of young peasants, or a tribal group in Tahiti.”
—Ezra Pound (18851972)