Fort Bend Beekeepers Association
Fort Bend County, Texas USA
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The honey bee colony has only one queen.  She is the largest bee in the colony and the only fully developed female (the worker bees are females too, but not reproductively mature).  The queen’s job is to lay eggs to produce more bees to sustain colony numbers as well as emit scents (pheromones) that regulate colony unity.  She is cared for by her attendant workers who are often seen in a circular array around her, tending to her every need.