The real Amazons (Western honey bee)
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches
Girls can be the ones in charge.
Male bees are called drones. They have single, unpaired chromosomes, meaning that they have no father and carry only the genetic material of their mother, the queen. They do not forage for pollen or contribute to the maintenance of the hive. Their sole purpose is to mate with a queen from another hive, and they die once they have done so.
To learn more about the making of this painting, read this article.