Around the bee hive

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A bee greets a drone as it is being born. The bee will feed the drone directly from its mouth as the newborn is exhausted by the effort produced to come out of the cell. One can clearly see a difference in size in the faceted-eyes of the bee and drone. The worker bee's eyes have 4,500 facets each and the drone 7,500 per eye.