from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the cells of a honeycomb destined for the larva of a worker-bee. Eggs are laid in these first, afterward in the drone-cells and queen-cells.


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  • Sacharissa sped to a sealed worker-cell whose lid pulsated, as the bee within began to cut its way out.

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  • I know we are told that an egg may be transferred from a worker-cell to one for drones, or an egg taken from

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  • a drone-cell and deposited in a worker-cell; that the exchange will make no difference, the bee will be just what the first deposit would have made it.

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