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Name: Honey Bees: Two Drones and Workers
Country: USA
State: MO
County: Monroe
Genus: Apis
Species: mellifera
Common Name: Honey Bee
Short Description: The two drones are abut half again as big as the workers.
Long Description: In the spring the colony raises drones and new queens. In the wild the new queen(s) mates and returns to the hive and the new and old queens fight to the death. In domestication the bee keeper divides the hive and the workers and both queens get their own hive.