Saturday, September 02, 2017

How Honeybee Diet Determines Development Of Queen Bees And Worker Bees

Royal Diet

In honeybee colonies, the queen can easily be identified because she is larger than all of her workers. As it turns out, the early diet of bees determine which bee will be the fertile queen and which will be the sterile workers.  

The prevailing view when it comes to the development of honeybees' social status is that what they eat as larvae determines whether they will become the fertile queen or one of the sterile workers. Now researchers are close to understanding just how honeybee diets affect their future roles in the colony.

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