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Offline Sundog

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Offline SEEYA

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Re: Bee 'Personalities' Seen In New Study
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 02:41:34 PM »
Very interesting. It's probably only the tip of the iceberg.

One of the reasons; why a queen mates with numerous drones, to moderate the amount of thrill seekers?
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Offline Vance G

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Re: Bee 'Personalities' Seen In New Study
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 03:35:52 PM »
It is obvious that different tasks in the hive call for different specialists.  But I don't think we need to make much of this.  Anthopomorphism not required. 

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Re: Bee 'Personalities' Seen In New Study
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 07:25:26 PM »
They drugged the bees.  I am thinking of all the new possibilities for big pharma:  Cialis for older drones, Cymbalta for insecure foragers, Lunesta for Mr Russell's Moonbeams. 

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Re: Bee 'Personalities' Seen In New Study
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 08:35:11 PM »
>>Anthopomorphism not required.
  Sorry, what would you prefer? Gobildygook deficient Apis melifera?

Why wouldn't an allele control whether or not a honeybee is a forager or a scout?
(sorry more ANTHROPOMORPHISM) 
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Re: Bee 'Personalities' Seen In New Study
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 12:57:42 PM »
It is obvious that different tasks in the hive call for different specialists.  But I don't think we need to make much of this.  Anthopomorphism not required. 
"Anthropomorphism" - the ultimate Beek put down and excuse for not looking deeper into the behavioural complexity of Apis Mellifera...
next up "Bee keepers don't need to know this".
If they increased energy bill for your home by a factor of 4.5 would you consider that cruel? If so why are you doing that to your bees?