There are usually only 4 male bees per hive and they always stay in there just to bang the queen so any bees you see flying around are female.
@Jaby Besus, still big ole virgins
@EdgierThe joker, hah neeeeerrrrrrrrds
@Jaby Besus, actually their are a lot of drones from each hive and they dont bang the queen of their hive, she is already bred and is their mother, they fly up to a drone congregating area to wait for a virgin queen to fly to them then they race to mate with her after which they die.
@mycatsanahole, *there* damn
How can you tell if its male? Its not like they have their dicks just floppin about
@ Mr Cuymenq, easy, if it's male it'll be in the hive waiting it's turn to bang the queen and not flying around. Only female bees fly around collecting pollen.
@ Mr Cuymenq, but horses do
@Marida Cruz, drones fly to mate the queen. Drones are bigger than the worker, female, bees
@mycatsanahole, nope, they don't fly unless they're following a new queen to a new hive. Like others have said, the workers chew their wings off after mating season is over, and they spend the entirety of that mating season breeding with the queen.
@Marida Cruz, drones fly to a drone congregating area and wait for a virgin queen to make a mating flight. She actually finds them then mating happens about 300 ft up in the air. After a drone is successful he dies. The queen will mate with a dozen or more drones then she returns to her hive. She will not mate again in her life and no mating happens inside the hive. Drones will move to new hives during a swarm or absconding but still have to fly to mate.
@mycatsanahole, drones only mate once in their life. Their organ explodes when they are successfull and they die.
Male bees are drones they don't die after they have sex but the workers will chew off the wings and kick them out of the hive when swarming time is over because there useless other than mating the new queens when they swarm, they literally just chill around eating all the food waiting for mating flights, and depending on hive during peek swarm season there's tons of drones in the hive not just 4.. I try to pull all the drone comb in the hive with special frames to stop uncontrolled swarming
@AntHill, huh well I guess the workshop I went to on bees needs an updating (not being sarcastic)
@AntHill, honeybee drones do in fact die after mating.
The ultimate sacrifice... nut and die!
Ha they virgins!
They do indeed die after sex and they don't really contribute to the hive when it comes to gathering. They also do kinda hang around and eat but studies have shown gives are healthier with them than when forced without. Beekeepers can control their population to an extent.
Sex with a bee* not that white lady