How do you tell the difference between male and female bees?
The queen and all workers are female; the males are the drones.
Drones' eyes are about twice the size of those of worker bees, and drones have fatter and heavier bodies than workers, but not as large as the queen.
Female bees can produce baby bees the males cannot. The female bees are diploid and the male bees are haploid. The antennae of a male bee has thirteen segments, while the antennae of a female has twelve. This is one way in which male and female bees are different. The worker (unfertilized female) honey bee does all the work, both in and out of the hive, whereas the male (drone) bee does no work at…