The queen bee lays 2000 eggs per day

Photo courtesy: Kazi Faiza Tasnim Neha

A queen bee lays fertilized eggs at a rate of about 2000 per day. Fertilized eggs become female worker bees. Unfertilized eggs get fertilized by male bees called drones and become new drones. At any given time in a healthy hive, there is 1 queen bee, up to 40,000 or so female worker bees, and a few hundred male drones.

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