It is so they can care for her like her servants. Only female bees do any work, male bee or drones do nothing but are kept only to mate. Once they mate they die and the rest are kicked out of the hive at the end of the season.
So the males have a sweet and short life. I actually worked as a “queen marker”. My literal job was to find the queen, mark her, and put her in a cage so she can be sold. We use to do about 200 a day (long summer days).
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