justify the statement male honey bee has no father but has grondson

  • Yes! A male honey bee has no father and cannot have sons, but he has a grandfather and can have grandsons. It is the  peculiarity of the  haplo diploid sex-determination system. 
  • In this system,the males develop from unfertilized eggs and are haploid, and females develop from fertilized eggs and are diploid.
  • So, the male honeybee was created from an unfertilized egg of the queen bee, so it has a mother  only and no father.
  • However sperm was used to create its mother, so the male honeybee has a grandfather. 
  • And if the male honeybee's sperm is used to create the next queen, then the unfertilized eggs that she lays will become his grandsons.

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