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drone1952
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« on: July 20, 2009, 03:44:45 AM »

A question that I want to hear your answer:
Does the bees feed  the laying worker as she is their queen?
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 01:28:14 PM »

In a laying worker hive, there are many laying workers, not just one.

I don't know if the workers give them the same attention they would a real queen.
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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2009, 10:28:17 AM »

There are hundreds in a laying worker hive.  They don't produce the pheromone to collect a retinue.  That is a particular pheromone that is only produced by a queen.  But any bee can ask any bee to feed them and they may bet more attention than other bees due to other pheromones produced by having developed ovaries.  I have seen laying workers and caught them in the act (not as hard in a two frame mating nuc if you take the time) and I saw no retinue.
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« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2009, 12:52:23 PM »

Thank you Annette ,Michael Bush for your answers.
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