Bee Mystery Solved

Researchers find honey bee gene that causes virgin birth
bees being buzzy

For those, like me (Michaël), who like to follow Science. Today I read an article on about the gene responsible for the “virgin birth” of bees in the Cape Honey Bee (Apis mellifera capensis). I found this article quite interesting since one of my majors at the University of Pretoria was in Genetics. Genes are incredible parts of science that have so many unanswered questions. Thus I would like to share one recent discovery with the world, one less unanswered question to worry about, but of coarse this bring up more questions. I personally would like to know if this gene also influences their aggressiveness that they are known for. Let us know what you think in the comments…

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