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Normal Honey Bee Development

Healthy honey bee eggs

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Healthy honey bee eggs normally are laid, one to a cell, by the queen. Each egg is attached to the cell bottom and looks like a tiny grain of rice. When first laid, the egg stands straight up, on its end. During the three-day development period, however, the egg begins to bend over. On the third day, the egg hatches into a tiny grub and the larval stage begins.