Worker bees, wasps, and ants are often considered neuter. But in many species they are females with ovaries, who although unable to mate, can lay unfertilized eggs which turn into males if reared. For some species, such as bumble bees, this is the source of many of the males in the species. But in others, like the honeybee, workers “police” each other â€“ killing eggs laid by workers or confronting egg-laying workers.
Help get the Beekeeping Merit Badge Reinstated
Support Boy Scout Christopher Stowell in his quest to get the beekeeping merit badge reinstated.
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