The Secret Ingredient That Stops Honeybees From Becoming Queens

“You are what you eat” is a common adage among humans, but a new study explains why it might be more apt for honeybees.

In a paper published Thursday in PLOS Genetics, researchers found specific molecules in the pollen and honey mixture that honeybee larvae feed on cause physical changes that determine whether females develop into long-living, reproductive queens or the mostly sterile workers that nourish larvae and collect food.

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