How does a bee become queen?

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How does a bee become queen?

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A random female baby is chosen, then a special honey called fertile honey is given to them. Most worker bees are fed normal honey, which has less nutrients and thus they have a shorter life. But the soon to be queen bee is given fertile honey for their entire lives, allowing them to be the only mature female , and live longer than the other bees.

Queen bees are fed exclusively royal jelly, which causes them to grow into a sexually mature female. After mating with a male drone, the fertilized queen will be able to begin laying its own eggs.