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social organisation of honey bee

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1. Social or colonial insects 2. Living in combs or nests 3. Colonies are perennial 4. Exhibit polymorphism and division of labor 5. Chemical pheromones and communicative dances are responsible for colony survival. 6. Reproduction and colony strength depend on the queen. 7. A.indica-50000-1,00,000 A.florea-4000-5000

Honey bee colony Adults,eggs,larvae and pupae. Queen,drones,and workers Reproductive caste Queen-fertile adult female Drone-fertile adult male develops from an unfertilized egg. Worker caste Unmated adult females generally the daughters of queen.

Comb It consists of hexagonal cells made up of wax secreted by the worker bee. Upper portion-storage of honey and pollen Lower portion-brood rearing It contains aromatic substance such as nectar,pollen,bee glue, wax, hormonal secretions of larvae and adults,pheromonal secretions Of the queen.

queen drone worker It develops by feeding royal jelly throughout its development 16 days Reproduction and pheromone secretion. Functional set of ovaries One set of chromosomes 24 days Main function is to fertilize the virgin queen during her mating flight. Large eyes Two sets of chromosomes 21 days Feed brood, receive nectar, clean hive Presence of pollen basket, bee wax producing glands, brood feeding glands.

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