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What are the mating habits of and honey bee?


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December 31, 2009 6:41PM

A virgin queen leaves her nest or hive when she is about 5 or 6 days old and mates with about 30 drones - all of which die after mating. She never mates again, this first and only mating will last for the rest of her life.