Sunday, 26 February 2017

Scientists discover first-ever bee 'soldier'

Scientists discover first-ever bee 'soldier'The discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of Sussex and the University of Sao Paulo including Professor Francis Ratnieks and Dr Christoph Grueter, from the University of Sussex Laboratory of Apiculture and .
The team studied a common tropical stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula in Sao Paulo State in  where it is known locally as JataĆ­. It nests in tree and wall cavities. Each nest has one queen and up to 10,000 workers.
Insect societies such as the JataĆ­’s are defined by cooperative and altruistic behaviour, with the workers caring for the nest and the queen’s offspring. This lifestyle also includes the division of labour among workers.

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