Honey Bee Life Cycle

Type Egg Larvae Cell capped Pupa Average Developmental Period
Queen up to Day 3 up to Day 8½ Day 7½ Day 8 until emergence 16 days
Worker up to Day 3 up to Day 9 Day 9 Day 10 until emergence (Day 11 or 12 last moult) 21 days(range: 18-22 days)
Drone up to Day 3 up to Day 9½ Day 10 Day 10 until emergence 24 days



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