Re: Factors contributing to Swarms and Swarm Prevention
Micheal, It can be true that swarming is genetic and still caused by multiple reasons. Genetic does not mean just two genes. there can be multiple gens that cause swarming and each would look different and happen for different reasons. Now I don't know one thing about the genes in a bee that effect swarming behavior. but I suspect it is not just a swarm or don't swarm situation. not in a bee that has 19 genes that determine sex alone.
So their very well could be a backfilled gene. a I wanna reproduce gene. and I just want to live in a different neighborhood gene.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.