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Bumble Bees (Bombus) - 02a
One of God's Little Folk

Bumble Bees (Bombus) - 02a
(Bumble Bees (Bombus) - 02a) This is a closer look at the bumble bee in the columbine flower.  The bumble bee queen as a very interesting way of selecting the sex of her offspring.  In a fertilized queen the ovaries are activated, and when the queen lays her egg, they passes along the oviduct to the vagina. In the vagina there is a container called the spermatheca. This is where the queen stored sperm from her mating. Before she lays an egg she will decide whether to use sperm from the spermatheca to fertilize it or not. Non-fertilized eggs grow into males, and only fertilized eggs grow into females and queens.
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