A fantastic picture of a Queen Bee holding court
with her daughters:
The daughters care for her by feeding and grooming their Queen.
They also give her drinks of water.
The queen is a pampered mother!
From: http://www.liberty4hbees.com/ – a fantastic site showing children beekeepers!
See also my recent entry: https://beelore.com/2008/01/20/the-melissae-and-aphrodite-in-ancient-greece/