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  • requeen — verb To change or replace the queen bee of a colony of bees. 1917 Dadant, C. P., First Lessons in Beekeeping; revised rewritten edition, 1968, by M. G. Dadant and J. C. Dadant, p 93 …   Wiktionary

  • requeen — (ˈ)rē+ transitive verb Etymology: re + queen : to replace an old queen of (a hive of bees) with a young one of the same season s raising …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laying worker bee — A laying worker bee is a worker bee that lays unfertilized eggs usually in the absence of a queen bee. Only drones develop from the eggs of laying worker bees (with some exceptions, see thelytoky). A beehive cannot survive with only a laying… …   Wikipedia

  • beekeeping — /bee kee ping/, n. the rearing and breeding of honeybees; apiculture. [1830 40; BEE1 + KEEPING] * * * or apiculture Care and manipulation of honeybees to enable them to produce and store more honey than they need so that the excess can be… …   Universalium

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