Reproductive system

honey bee, reproductive system

Reproductive system of honey bee queen.
Odl - oviduct
Ov - ovary
Spt - spermatheca
Vag - vagina


Workers usually have three or four ovarioles [1]. The ovaries are more often functional (with developed oocytes) in workers with higher number of ovarioles [1]. Workers with developed ovaries inhibit ovary activation in other workers [1].
See also [2][3][4].

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