Gyne

The gyne is the primary reproductive female caste of social insects. Gynes are those destined to become queens, whereas female workers are typically barren and cannot become queens. Having a queen is what makes a


The gyne is the primary reproductive female caste of social insects. Gynes are those destined to become queens, whereas female workers are typically barren and cannot become queens. Having a queen is what makes a "queenright" hive, nest, or colony of eusocial insects. A colony with multiple queens is said to be a polygyne form, whereas one with only one is a monogyne form.
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