The species you are looking for is probably the Honeybee. http://permaculturenews.org/2014/08/16/honeybee-reproduction-part-promiscuous-queen-bee/ The pertinent points... Did you know that male honeybees have no father, but they do have a grandfather? The queen can lay for up to five years using sperm stores from only one or two mating flights that occur early in her life. When the queen is ready to start laying, she uses her front legs to feel a cell and determine its size. If it is a smaller cell, it is intended for a worker and as the egg passes through she fertilizes it with semen from the spermatheca. If it is a large cell, it is intended for a drone, and in a drone cell the queen deposits an unfertilized egg.... fertilized eggs grow up to be female, and unfertilized eggs grow up to be male! Drones are haploid clones, gaining all of their genetic material from their mother. Birds do it, fleas do it... but definitely not the way bees or Norvalens do it.