Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom

Amazing Moms of the Animal Kingdom
Hans Pfletschinger / Science Faction / Corbis

Living like a queen isn't necessarily the way for the queen honeybee. On a warm day, she will mate with 12 to 15 males, or drones. But mating that one time is enough to fertilize her eggs for two to seven years. Once mated, the queen will lay about 2,000 eggs a day during the springtime throughout her life.

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