queen bee


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queen bee

A woman who has authority or is in a dominant or favored position over her peers. An allusion to the (typically) lone egg-laying female of a bee colony. Martha fancies herself a queen bee after her promotion, but she's only an assistant supervisor. You'll have to ask the queen bee before you put through any more orders on the company card.
See also: bee, queen
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According to Alkaabi, a queen bee is worth about Dh3,600.
Though the Hatta Honey queen bee rearing centre was buzzing with the collective hum of over several million bees, it was hardly a frightening sight.
Indeed, dental hygienists must engage in self-reflective processes and look beyond the role of the Queen Bee for other leadership styles that will complement not only the needs of the leader, but also those of the dental hygiene profession and its clients.
Staff at Queen Bee are always on top of their game with continuous training from some of the industry's most influential companies, including make-up firms in London and Leeds, so you can look picture-perfect for every single moment of your big day.
To help visitors to the exhibition interested in beekeeping, an information desk and a hive along with a living queen bee and male bees has been set up at one of the stall in the exhibition.
Mr Gilks and Mr Williams have been taught about looking after the queen bee properly, to ensure she lays sufficient eggs, how to handle the bees safely and how to harvest honey.
Join nerd girls Maureen (Mo), Allergy Alice, and Beanpole Barbara as they take on the school queen bees, the 3Ps, and learn a lesson about friendship in the process.
LANCASTER - Overcast and unseasonably cool, perfect weather to move 100,000 bees and one queen bee from the First Church of Christ Unitarian on Town Green to a new home in Leominster early yesterday morning.
Queen Bee Beauty Supply was the recent recipient of the first SBA loan financed through a Delaware credit union, American Spirit Federal Credit Union.
It documents her extraordinarily successful career - from starting out on Popstars: The Rivals to becoming queen bee on The X Factor.
He explained how honey is produced and about the different social ranking of bees, adding that there is a queen bee, working bees, male bees that only mate with the queen, soldier bees, etc.
The queen bee is the largest bee in the colony, and she can live up to five years.
From her birth, a Queen Bee is fed with royal jelly to give her strength and fertility, and the male bees cannot resist her charms.
Royal jelly, produced by young bees to nourish and prolong the life of their queen bee, is an entirely unique, rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, essential lipids, fatty acids and vitamins.
The importance of the genetic quality of drones used in open or isolated mating programs to produce breeder queen bees is well documented and recognized by internationally recognized queen bee breeders.