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It will be interesting to follow this line of evidence and see if it is corroborated. Since it flies in the face of current Dogma, it will need a lot of vetting.
 

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Bees control the temperature in the hive, especially the brood nest area, but as far as temperature determining the role each bee plays, I doubt it very much, proving this theory would be quite difficult I would think.
 

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Things the piece and/or study suggest that may be in conflict to conventional wisdom, and cause for discussion:

• That specific bees are much hotter and specifically carry a role of directing heat to specific places and specific larvae.

• That the role of a bee in the colony is dictated by the temperature, and thus predetermined. This counters the idea of bees engaging in all tasks as a part of their natural progression through life.

• That a temperature of 34 C as opposed to 33 C while developing in a cell (it doesn't say for how long) will predetermine a bee to becoming a forager.

• That foragers are somehow "more advanced". The video specifically refers to them as "more intelligent" and "higher ranking" (the latter seems like TV talk).

• The video also suggests that the foragers may "live up to ten times longer than other bees".


Thoughts?


Adam
 
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