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queen

Sociology
A commonly used but derogatory term for a male homosexual, especially one who is flamboyantly effeminate.

Vox populi
A female monarch.

queen

a mature, entire female cat used for breeding.
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Insert this frame with eggs into your queenless hive.
You have eliminated the queen and now have a queenless hive.
Nests, worker population, and reproductive status of workers, in the giant queenless ponerine ant Dinoponera Roger Hymenoptera Formicidae.
Key words: bumble bee, Bombus atratus, queenless colonies, survivorship curves, life table.
In addition to interspecific variation of longevity of bumble bee workers, some studies have showed that factors such as activities performed in the colony (Garofalo 1978, Katayama 1996), forage availability and phases in the colony development (Goldblat and Fell 1987) and colony conditions, if queenright or queenless colony (Katayama 1996) provide intraspecific variation in life expectancy of workers.
Approximately nine days later queen cells created along the edge that you trimmed will be ready to harvest by gently cutting them intact from the frame and using them to requeen queenless hives or place in nuc boxes to use later.
Here we present data from Colony 1, a queenright colony (for simplicity, a single, representative sample is discussed), and the 4 queenless colonies (Colonies 2-5).
Of these, eight (= 50%) were queenless and presumably orphaned.
Set one hive, preferably the weaker one, or one that is queenless, on top of the other, with a sheet of newspaper with a few pinholes between the two.
Such queenless worker groups have the opportunity to bias the developing brood toward their own interests, and one can compare features of nests within the same colony as a function of whether or not they contain a queen.
Five to 10 major and minor workers were selected randomly from both queenright and queenless nests from each of several mature colonies collected from May through October in 1991.
There is considerable evidence that workers will readily produce males in queenless colonies (Otto, 1960; Hung, 1973; Pamilo and Rosengren, 1983; Bourke, 1988a, 1988b; A.