The simple illustrations of the drone, worker and queen
castes of honey bees was originally taken from an old book. It shows
the numbers of legs and the relative sizes and shapes... Left to
right, worker, queen and drone.
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Note all three have six legs and four wings.
A honey bee's wings are arranged in two pairs that are
coupled together by a row of hooks on the hind wing that grip in a
groove that exists on the rear edge of the fore wing. As the wings
unfold for flight the hooks automatically fall into the groove and
lock the two wings into a single aerofoil surface. Although the wings
are coupled they are still relatively flexible and bend considerably
whilst in flight.
The hooks are labeled 'A' with the groove indicated as 'B'.
The photomicrograph has been pinched from the Tucson 'gears' website.