PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PETER MATULAVICH / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Honeybee (Apis mellifera) queen extends her abdomen deep into brood cell to deposit an egg. Surrounding her and tending to her every need are worker bees. The queen's only function is to reproduce and she will lay as many as 2,000 eggs a day in the spring.
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