Male bees are produced from the unfertilized eggs of the queen. Her only job is to produce sperm to fertilize the queen.
Among the members of the bee colony is the male bee. Male bees are produced from the unfertilized eggs of the queen. Sometimes they are produced from the eggs of worker bees. Her only job is to produce sperm to fertilize the queen.
The growth process of male bees is such that they remain in the egg for three days, six days as larvae, fifteen days as pupae and finally after 24 days. The importance of the male bee is that the stronger the sperm produced by the male bees that mate with the queen bee, the better and more the queen will spawn.
The queen bee is fertilized by the sperm of a male bee, either naturally and by mating, by artificial insemination.
The queen bee comes out of the hive only to mate. For this purpose, after coming out of the hive, it starts flying with the vibration that it creates with its wings, it pulls the male bees after it and mates with them during the flight. Any male bee that mates with the queen bee in flight falls to the ground and dies after fertilizing the queen. This is the reason for the short lifespan of male bees.
Cells where male bees breed are larger than worker bees. Male bees have large heads and wings. Because male bees do not bite, they do not help worker bees defend the hive. They also do not have the ability to collect pollen and nectar. Male bees feed on more honey than worker bees. That’s why beekeepers prepare different food for them.