Which of the following bee possesses 16 chromosomes in its genome?
The honey bee (Apis mellifera) is an insect belonging to the order Hymenoptera. The honey bee colony comprises three different types of bees. They are queens, workers, and drones. The queens and the workers are females who are diploid (2n) in nature and possess 32 chromosomes.
On the other hand, drones are males, hatch from the unfertilized eggs and haploid (n) in nature. Drone possesses 16 chromosomes in its genome.