Unauthorized Eggs

The bee, as most people know, has only a single queen. Only she has the right to lay eggs, as well as the proper abdominal figure, proper rearing, and, most importantly, stockpiled sperm to lay eggs. Pheromones that she releases is detected by her workers and its strength indicates whether she is as strong as ever or weakening. But regardless of how strong or weak this pheromone is, there’s an uncommon phenomenon: one of her workers lays an egg. Although the egg is not fertilized and only produces male drones, this, in all senses, is insubordination by the worker. When other workers have found out her treachery, the worker is severely disciplined. She is held a prisoner, or killed, by her sisters and all her eggs are chewed up and destroyed.

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