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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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Dinoponera have queenless colonies, where reproduction is taken over by a fertile dominant worker known as a "gamergate".
Table 1--Two-way ANOVA of the selectivity between types of bait granules in queenless sub-colonies of Atta sexdens rubropilosa.
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.
When August directs Lily to a queenless hive of bees, she explains, "You have to find a mother inside yourself We all do" (288) More than just emotional self-nourishing, this inner parenting assumes a spiritual comfort as well, for August tells Lily, "Our Lady is not some magical being out there somewhere, like a fairy godmother.
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.
Both a queenless hive and a swarm taking flight make distinct sounds.
Abstract: Survivorship curves and longevity of workers were studied in two queenright and two queenless colonies of Bombus (Fervidobombus) atratus.
Queenless colonies will be adopted by new queens--which provides one explanation why ants have reinfested treated areas and may be related to how polygyne colonies form.
Laying workers usually develop in queenless colonies.
Reproductive competition in queenless honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera L.).
When she danced, movement and music seemed queenless, kingless, fast, democratic--and a bit shocking.