The Bee, Fibonacci, and Genealogy

The Bee, Fibonacci and Genealogy -By Ellen Hetland Fenwick. Bees are strange creatures. There are three “sexes” of bees... Drone: Male born of a Queen. No male parent. Not sterile. Queen: Female born of a Queen & a Drone. Fed Royal Jelly. Not Sterile. Worker: Female born of a Queen & a Drone. Not fed Royal Jelly. Sterile. This makes for a most unusual genealogy. Let’s examine the first six generations. Gen 0: Our Male: Drone Gen 1: His parent: Queen Gen 2: Her Parents: Queen, Drone Gen 3: Their parents: Queen, Drone, Queen Gen 4: Their parents: Queen, Drone, Queen, Queen, Drone Gen 5: Their Parents: Queen, Drone, Queen, Queen, Drone, Queen, Drone, Queen The total number of individuals in our male bee’s line for each generation is shown below: But…
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