honey bee, drone

Drone is a male of honey bee. In temperate climate drones are present in the colony during spring and summer. The main task of drones is to produce sperm and mate with a queen during mating flight. Drones develop from unfertilized eggs. The development occurs in drone cells but see also [1]. Drones differ from queens and workers not only in anatomy and behaviour but also in physiology [2].

Review: [3][4]