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Worker bees select royal (sub)family members, not their own supersisters, to be new queens: Queens also found to mate with many more drones than previously thought

Worker bees select royal (sub)family members, not their own supersisters, to be new queens: Queens also found to mate with many more drones than previously thought

When honey bees need a new emergency queen, they forego the chance to promote members of their own worker subfamilies, opting instead to nurture larvae of 'royal' subfamilies, according to a new study.

Worker bees select royal (sub)family members, not their own supersisters, to be new queens: Queens also found to mate with many more drones than previously thoughtwww.sciencedaily.com

When honey bees need a new emergency queen, they forego the chance to promote members of their own worker subfamilies, opting instead to nurture larvae of 'royal' subfamilies, according to a new study.

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