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Sundog
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« on: March 11, 2012, 12:03:48 PM »

Sorry if this is old news.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/09/honey-bee-personality-genetics_n_1335110.html?ref=science
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 01:41:34 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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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2012, 02:35:52 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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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2012, 06:25:26 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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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2012, 07:35:11 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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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 11:57:42 AM »

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".
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