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QUEEN. There are several kinds of queens in some countries. 1. Queen regnant, is a woman who possesses in her own right the executive power of the country.
     2. Queen consort, is the wife of a king.
     3. Queen dowager is the widow of a king. In the United States there is no one with this title.

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When you have a hive that has become queenless, it is possible to save the hive if you catch it in time.
Dominance hierarchy and reproductive conflicts among subordinates in a monogynous queenless ant.
Most of the queenless colonies, seven out of 10, simply joined a neighboring colony - determined by genetic analysis - with the new workers slowly losing their distinct colony odor, and within days becoming fully integrated.
In the queenless zone, workers soon began laying eggs prolifically, as they do when their queen dies.
In a queenless hive, bees "are dead and they smell bad," says Gumilev.