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Unraveling Darwin’s ‘special difficulty’: York U study finds evidence of natural selection on sterile workers in honey bees

TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2014 – A bee colony’s health depends largely on the diligent efforts of its sterile worker bees, who perform essential tasks such as gathering nectar, building honeycombs, feeding larvae, regulating temperature and sacrificially defending their hive. But how did these amazing behaviours evolve when honey bee workers cannot leave any offspring of […]