daughter colony

daugh·ter col·o·ny

a secondary colony growing on the surface of an older colony; it is smaller and may have characteristics different from those of the mother colony.
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When a new queen is born, the old queen leaves her hive with 10,000 bees to form a daughter colony. For a few hours -- or days -- they remain homeless, gathered in a swarm.
This colony was a daughter colony of Wolf Creek, and the boys were welcomed by numerous family members.
Back in South Dakota, the Lake Byron Colony was preparing to establish a daughter colony. Land had been purchased and a farm was being worked, but formal separation of assets had not taken place.
The economy of a colony is driven by the need to establish a new daughter colony so that the population of any colony does not get too large.
Thus, when a colony reaches a threshold size of about 120 it is divided into two, and, while hall the people remain at the 'parent colony,' the others move to the 'daughter colony.'
Erskine colony was putting together land for a daughter colony. They were opposed by a group of local farmers.
The split of Hutterville colony and the establishment of its daughter colony, Deer Field, followed this model closely.
(57) Often those who eventually go to the daughter colony are volunteers and efforts are made not to divide families.
Of course, location adjacent to a good water supply has always been a consideration as leaders search for a site for a daughter colony. Many colonies are aligned along the banks of rivers like the Waterton, the Oldman, the Bow and the South Saskatchewan.
`When the hive is split, this pattern is retained, allowing a new daughter colony to establish.'
He had written in 1751 his famous Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind, in which he calculated that in due course the daughter colony would become very much more populous, successful and prosperous than the mother country.