A queen bee is the reproductive female in a colony of honeybees. She is responsible for laying eggs and producing the colony’s next generation of bees. The queen bee is typically larger in size than the worker bees, and has a longer body and larger wings. She has a specialized reproductive system that allows her to lay thousands of eggs over her lifetime. The queen bee is also the only bee in the colony that has a fully developed ovary. The colony will only have one queen bee at a time, and her role is crucial for the colony’s survival. If the queen bee dies or is removed, the colony will create a new queen bee by selecting a worker bee and feeding her a special diet of “royal jelly”.